The very first image of actor Mickey Rourke decked out on the set of Iron Man 2 as the villain Whiplash has just hit the web thanks to Advanced Iron. There was rumors for quite some time about who Rourke will actually be portraying in the sequel, from Crymson Dynamo to Titanium Man, but it looks like the character will be a mashup of both the Russain Dynamo and another Iron Man baddie in Whiplash.
Seeing as how Rourke looks more like somebody’s grandpa after they they took apart the microwave, we’re all curious to see how this fits in with the Marvel film universe. Click on the image to see the full sized version.
There are more rumors that this sequel will utilize the multiple villains formula, as Sam Rockwell will be portraying Justin Hammer, the business rival of Robert Downy Jr.’s Tony Stark. No word on where Rourke fits in here, but as we inch closer to the release date and this years Comic Con, expect more photos and details to be released.
Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downy Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle, opens May 7, 2010.