Nicole Sperling
February 19, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EST

When it comes to Mickey Rourke, it looks like you can’t always take what he says at face value. Yesterday, New York Magazine reported that in a conversation at New York’s Fashion Week, Rourke explained that he is no longer doing Iron Man 2. But it turns out that’s not necessarily the case. The Oscar-nominated star of The Wrestler, who starts his gig on Sylvester Stallone’s testosterone-fueled The Expendables in two weeks, could still play a Russian baddie in the Iron Man sequel, as sources tell EW that the offer still stands, though nothing’s yet being negotiated.

In other Expendables news, EW has learned that Ben Kingsley will not be part of the actioner, but Eric Roberts will. Whether the two have swapped parts remains unclear. Finally, the rumor that Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining the movie seems to be false — though one source says, “You never know.”

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