In the real world $250,000 is a huge amount of money, however in the Hollywood world it is mere change and is not worth pretending to be Russian for. According to Variety, Marvel’s opening offer to Mickey Rourke for Iron Man 2 was $250,000.
Then there is comeback kid Mickey Rourke, who is poised to follow his Golden Globe-winning performance in “The Wrestler” with an offer to play the main villain in “Iron Man 2” — but at a lowball opening offer of $250,000 from Marvel; Marvel’s tactics have already prompted Samuel L. Jackson to swear off playing Nick Fury because of a similarly low offer.
I don’t know why Marvel are being so damn cheap (if you can call 250k cheap). Iron Man made $580 million worldwide last year with a budget of $140 million. Iron Man 2 will likely top that so there is no need to be losing actors such as Samuel L Jackson over money.
But then again I don’t do the figures at Marvel so I don’t know sh*t.