Once upon a time, British actress Emily Blunt was Marvel's first choice to play the part of Black Widow in Iron Man 2—and she turned it down. Then she was up for the role of Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger—and she turned that down, too. But why?
Half the fun in watching the recent slate of Marvel films is trying to catch the teasers and easter eggs embedded to tease future movies, and apparently most of us missed a big one dropped into Iron Man 2.
Mickey Rourke is a serious, hardworking actor, and he's not happy when people get in the way of his serious, hardworking actor ways. In a new interview, he trashes bigwigs at Marvel studios for failing to show the depth of his Iron Man 2 performance because they were more interested in making "mindless comic book movies."