By Joshua Rich
February 18, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

New York magazine is reporting that Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke may not appear in Iron Man 2, after all. The star of The Wrestler was previously attached to play a Russian villain in the comic-book-movie sequel, but when a reporter caught up with him at a New York Fashion Week event last night, he said, “Right now, we’re not doing Iron Man 2.

Meanwhile, producers confirm that Rourke will appear in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables.