Ladies and gentlemen, we have been given our first look at Mickey Rourke as the villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2, courtesy of the folks over at AdvancedIron.org. I’ve been pretty curious to see how Rourke would fit into the film ever since his casting was confirmed. As a fan who knows nothing about Whiplash, all I can say is… what a weird image! It looks like he’s in a gladiator battle in the middle of a demolition derby (not that that’s a bad thing).
From what I understand, this version of Whiplash borrows elements from The Crimson Dynamo since he is Russian, but he definitely has two cybernetic whips attached to his arms there. Iron Man fans, share with us your knowledge! Is this picture what you were expecting? How do you feel about this first, very early glimpse of Iron Man 2?