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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Here is Mickey Rourke as Whiplash

USA Today had this photo of Rourke as Ivan Vanko aka the villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2. His "outfit" consists of a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one used by Tony Stark. "The technologies are definitely related, and that's part of the core theme of the film," explains director Jon Favreau. The chest piece powers the two whips attached to the arms.

It looks as if this was shot at the set that was recently built for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. The look is not quite what I was expecting, but it will more than likely follow the set up from the first Iron Man film with this being Whiplash's Mark 1 suit and then evolve through different versions as the film progresses and businessman, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) gets involved.

What are your thoughts on the photo?

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Pat said...

they could have made him look a little less like mickey rourke and more like whiplash..but oh whatever. it might still b quite gd...maybe ;)

lauren said...

surely not his real bod? not feelin the hair, like the wrestler stopped with the dye jobs.

Amy said...

I love Mickey Rourke and I loved Iron Man, so I'm pretty excited for this. Mickey Rourke and Robert Downey Jr. are my fave actors (well, living actors.)

I think that one of the main reasons hes more 'Mickey Rourke' and less 'whiplash' because of the fact that Mickey Rourke is pretty hot right now, thanks to the genius that was "The Wrestler."