First Photo of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash

by nathanbloch   June 12, 2009 at 2:57PM  |  Views: 128

The first image of Mickey Rourke donning a power suit as Whiplash from Iron Man 2 is here. Whiplash, a.k.a. Ivan Vanko, is a Russian ex-con. His suit powers a pair of whips, though it's not clear exactly why a whip would need to be powered. Jon Favreau, the director, said this about Whiplash: "We like to play into and against the expectations that people might have, so we mixed it up a bit." Hit the jump to see the full photo.

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In this photo, Whiplash is interrupting the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, and it looks like he's ready to make a fuss.

USA Today tells us this about Ivan:

Favreau as usual is tight-lipped about plot points and declines to discuss whether the big-screen Whiplash is, as in the Marvel Comics, a weapons designer who works for Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a competitor of Tony Stark/Iron Man.

Cool stuff. It'll be interesting to see what the fully constructed version of Whiplash's suit looks like.

Source: Paramount Pictures

 

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