Mickey Rourke Now Saying He Will NOT Be In ‘Sin City 2?’

Last week, we reported that “Sin City” star Mickey Rourke was ready to begin work on the sequel to the film, with the actor telling us “[director] Frank [Miller]’s ready, and I’m ready too.” Naturally, all us fans of the book and first film were thrilled by this news, and started counting down the days until Rourke got buried underneath the prosthetics and bandages.

Oh, but what a difference a week makes apparently, as SuperheroHype.com has Rourke telling the outlet that he will not be suiting up as Marv for “Sin City 2.”

“No, I’m not interested in that right now,” Rourke said. “That’s not a reality right now. It’s p–sing in the wind. There’s different factions going different directions there. I don’t know. That’s three hours of make-up and I’m claustrophobic, so I’m going to have to work something out.”

Regardless if Rourke decides to return to the franchise or not, Miller would like to start filming the follow-up to 2005’s “Sin City” in April of 2009 with Robert Rodriguez, and other stars of the first film — such as Roasrio Dawson — have vocally announced their intentions for returning. Furthermore, since the second film is rumored to tell the “A Dame to Kill For” story, Rourke’s Marv wouldn’t even really be necessary. However, as ugly as it is, Marv is indeed the face of “Sin City,” so it will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months.

Would you still see a “Sin City” movie without Marv? Could anyone else possibly pull the character off in “Sin City 2?” Voice your opinions in the comments.