Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Electric New Iron Man 2 Poster
Over the summer we were given our very first glimpse at Mickey Rourke as the villain Whiplash in Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2, but now Paramount has followed the other recent poster premieres with yet another teaser poster for the highly anticipated sequel featuring the electric whipping antagonist. Combine Rourke's disheveled, unstable prisoner look with a background collage of magazine and newspaper clippings featuring Tony Stark as the heroic Iron Man, and you know Whiplash is going to give Stark a run for his money. Now I guess we'll all be waiting for a poster featuring the sultry redheaded Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.
Iron Man 2 takes place only "six months after Stark revealed his identity as Iron Man" at the end of the first movie. Jon Favreau is directing again from a screenplay written by actor-turned-writer Justin Theroux. Iron Man 2 stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, and Don Cheadle as Rhodey. Favreau revealed that the first official trailer would be attached to Sherlock Holmes this Christmas, so be on the lookout for that next month. Paramount is bringing Iron Man 2 to theaters on May 7th next summer.
Reader Feedback - 40 Comments
Awefrakkinsome!!!!! Whiplash will rock the cashbagh!
Lazarus from Sparta...DETHKLOK RULES!!!!! on Dec 10, 2009
hahahah. Insane. Cannot wait.
David eeeeeeya. on Dec 10, 2009
Shouldn't this be Backlash not Whiplash? :/
angryKid on Dec 10, 2009
narniafan on Dec 10, 2009
Mickey Rourke is certainly back on track. Looking forward to this one, it Iron Man 1 is anything to go by
Phillip Gibb on Dec 10, 2009
He doesn't have any armour, couldn't you just shoot him?
Crapola on Dec 10, 2009
#6 Yeah that's what I was thinking too. But that would be "too" easy wouldn't it? LOL But still a nice poster.
Joseph S. on Dec 10, 2009
#6 The May seems so far away... At least we'll have something to do next year.
Merc on Dec 10, 2009
Whoops @ #6 With the possibility of him being able to spin those whips into a protective barrier and the notably bad aim of extras with guns... he'll be fine.
Merc on Dec 10, 2009
I should have said the poster is cool though, and Rourke does look pretty good, but I think fighting a man in an iron suit would prove difficult in arm calipers.
Crapola on Dec 10, 2009
Iron Man would melt right through that guy
DoomCanoe on Dec 11, 2009
Madnezz344 on Dec 11, 2009
Daniel on Dec 11, 2009
Seems like the background with the newspaper articles is copying one of the Earlie Dark Night posters ( im not a batman fanboy ) but it does still look really cool. But Mickey is an old bastard
sMITHY on Dec 11, 2009
SlashBeast on Dec 11, 2009
Some people seem to forget this is a movie, based on a comic book, and not real-life. Its gonna be fun. Who cares if the costume doesn't make tactical sense? At least they didn't go with the 1980s Whiplash, who looked like some Bondage/S&M freak... And no, #3, its not Backlash. Whiplash is the correct name of the character.
nate on Dec 11, 2009
#6 this is not the final suit just wait until the movie comes out and you will see the final whiplash armor. the armor that Mickey Rourke might or might not wear in Iron Man 2. http://www.scifiscoop.com/news/a-glimpse-at-whiplashs-armor-from-iron-man-2/
tazz on Dec 11, 2009
There better be much more to the armor.
JakeTheSnake on Dec 11, 2009
He's giving Iron Man the ole hump me eyes or I'll whip you look!!! Hopefully they pass on the jail house shower scene.
Eric B on Dec 11, 2009
why do all of Iron Mans enemies posess his technology?
RoadHouse on Dec 11, 2009
I like this one mickey Rourk looks cool as whiplash
Cineprog on Dec 11, 2009
i cant wait for scarlett johansson ...and the movie
mrmr on Dec 11, 2009
not the best poster in the world,bring on the black widow.
tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Dec 11, 2009
@ RoadHouse....It's simple, in the comics Tony's foes saw the potential in the Iron Man tech for their own selfish purposes. Be it a country wanting armored soldiers, or a powerful industrialist wanting to own a fledgling market. They are all jealous of Tony for having it, ergo just like companies copy each other and want to crush each other, they steal the tech, twist it and make it their own. There's a story arc in Iron Man called '' Armor Wars '' that explore many foes having the tech, for example the Crimson Dynamo from mother russia. If yu want to know more here... http://marvel.wikia.com/Iron_Man_%28Anthony_%22Tony%22_Stark%29
Lazarus from Sparta...DETHKLOK RULES!!!!! on Dec 11, 2009
I will withhold judgement until I see it, but I hope Whiplash get a SERIOUS upgrade during the movie, because he doesn't appear formidable enough for a projectile-wielding Iron Man.. last I recall when I watched it last week... Didn't Iron Man take one to the face by a tank and then blow it up seeminging out of range of those whips? ..Just an observation. I hope this movie rocks.
wHiskey Tango... on Dec 11, 2009
wow the marketing guys did a great job on this new sherlock holmes poster...o wait thats wiplash
cheater on Dec 11, 2009
I'm not familiar with the comics or anything but is that Iron Man's technology on Whiplash's chest? And if so that's kind of dumb, didn't I see that in the last movie?
Faust on Dec 11, 2009
why are his legs so short???
Daiteechu on Dec 12, 2009
Ooooh aint this cute? Whiplash has a skirt on!
Kingalski on Dec 12, 2009
Of all the B-List villains that Iron man has, they went with Whiplash?
Governor on Dec 12, 2009
I like the poster, good one.
Fisherr on Dec 12, 2009
Wow he looks just like Mickey Rourke so much so I'm having a tough time believing he's not Mickey Rourke in this film. Couldn't they have at least cut his hair?
esophus on Dec 12, 2009
Regardless of the poster this should be a good sequel! Mickey Rourke is gonna bring the ruckus as Whiplash. If they can make Bullseye a memorable villian they cant make Whiplash? After Ledger remade the Joker, I think a lot of actors are stepping their game up as a comic characters.
JussHaten on Dec 12, 2009
impressive poster, actually...
Voice of Reason on Dec 13, 2009
Jizz in my pants
Six Three on Dec 14, 2009
Bullseye's a memorable villain? Lol.
SlashBeast on Dec 14, 2009
@#9 stupid explanation
pj on Dec 16, 2009
Anybody else think he looks like star wars character?
Cj on Dec 18, 2009
lol awesome mickey rourke is a great choice
becool365 on Feb 28, 2010
"Yeah right..... he's not look like mickey.... Look's like Apocalypto .. lol. but in fairness HE played it will... nice job mickey.. One of a kind Ironing Board cover"
maylene@ Ironing Board cover on Jan 22, 2011
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