Vulture cornered Rourke at NYC Fashion Week to get the scoop (sidenote: we're a little surprised that Rourke did so much schmoozing out at nightclubs on the same night his beloved dog died. When will he have time to grieve, make funeral arrangements, and secure a Rolling Stone writer to chronicle his descent into depression?) So who has beaten out Rourke's willing cast of runner-ups to get that coveted Oscar date ticket?
"Unfortunately, my agent," he told us in defeat.
But so what if ICM's David Unger doesn't look good in a dress - at least he's battling Marvel for a bigger paycheck for Rourke for his rumored role as a villain in Iron Man 2, right? "Right now, we're not doing Iron Man 2," Rourke told us grimly.
He did have some good news, though. Following the widespread disappointment over his canceled appearance at the upcoming WrestleMania 25, Rourke told us he'll still be there, just not in the ring: "We're gonna go in support. Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Rick Flair have been such a part of the movie ... So whatever support I can give back to all those people from WWE, I'm gonna do that."
Strange...we thought those same WWE people were the ones who initially trashed The Wrestler. Then again, perhaps Mickey's just too blinded by grief (and the stinging tears from his meager Marvel paycheck) to think straight.