First Look at Rourke in 'Iron Man 2': He Has Rogue's Hair

June 10, 2009

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Is Mickey Rourke playing a He-Man figure? Based on the above image, that's a logical conclusion to come to, but no--this is the first look at Rourke in Iron Man 2. The suddenly-respected actor is playing the central villain, Whiplash, in the film, and he and director Jon Favreau briefly discussed the character and the function of his post-apocalyptic orthopedics:

The villain's alter ego, Ivan Vanko, is a Russian who "has constructed his own version of a suit," Favreau says. Among the creative innovations: a pair of whips, powered by the suit's glowing chest piece, that are expected to keep Iron Man cracking.

Whiplash "is going to light them up," Rourke quips.

Powered whips, eh? Wait a minute, I think I've seen that somewhere before...

(Thanks, everyone who gave tips.)

Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Iron Man 2 [ScreenRant]

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