After many obstacles, it looks like “Sin City 2,” the sequel to the 2005 hit, is finally happening. While nothing is known of the plot right now, one character that might return is Marv, played by Mickey Rourke – on certain conditions.
Since in past interviews, Rourke said he was reluctant to reprise the role because of the heavy makeup and prosthetics he had to wear for it, Coming Soon caught up with him and checked to see if he still felt the same about it.
This time, Rourke is singing a slightly different story: yes, he still hates having to spend so much time in heavy makeup, but he'd come back if he was offered enough money for the part – or, at least, that's what he seems to be implying.
“It depends,” the actor says when asked if he'd ever return as Marv. “It depends on how bad they want me. You feel me?” Rourke adds, ditching all attempt at beating around the bush.
He says that, if he does come back, he already knows what will outweigh having to wear the prosthetics and the makeup: the fact that Marv is a complex character, neither essentially good nor bad, but mixed.
“I did [like the character], but I'm claustrophobic, so the the hours of makeup – You have to keep it on for about 13 or 14 hours a day. It's latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red...” Rourke says.
“I try to find the moments where [the villain is] not that cliched, evil bad guy and it's a big fight,” he adds.
He wasn't allowed to do that on “Iron Man 2,” where he claims he was told he must deliver a one-dimensional bad guy – and just that.
“I had it on 'Iron Man' and they won. It was going to work for Marvel […] and wanting just a one-dimensional villain. The performance and all the things that I tried to bring to it end up on the [expletive]-ing floor,” Mickey says.
“That can cause you not to care as much. To not to want to put that effort in to try and make it an intelligent bad guy or a bad guy who is justified in what his reasons are,” he adds.