Mickey Rourke Apparently Won't Return for <i>Expendables</i> Sequel

Back in May, a spoiler-filled synopsis of The Expendables 2 started making the rounds indicating that the plot will revolve around the murder of Tool, "the heart and soul of The Expendables" played by Mickey Rourke. Whether the movie, now directed by Simon West (The Mechanic) instead of the first film's helmer, writer and star Sylvester Stallone, goes down that route or not, Deadline reports that Rourke will not be involved.

Or so it seems, as he's in negotiations to work with In Bruges director Martin McDonagh's next flick Seven Psychopaths. That production will be filming at the same time as Expendables 2 and would seemingly put Rourke out of the running. Of course, what would stop him from popping in for a quick death scene before heading back to the set of Seven Psychopaths, where he'll star alongside Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell in a story about a screenwriter who gets drawn into his friends' scheme to steal a mobster's dog.

However things shake down, you'll definitely see Rourke next month in Tarsem Singh's Immortals, starring opposite Man of Steel's Henry Cavill.

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