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First Pic Of Whiplash

USA Today has published the first pic of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Iron Man 2, showing him putting in an appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix. The costume displays a chest unit similar to Iron Man’s which director John Favreau says is deliberate: "That's part of the core theme of the film."

Rourke plays Ivan Vanko, a Russian who "has constructed his own version of a suit," according to Favreau (hang on – wasn't that the plot of the first movie?). But this suit is a little different – it has a pair of whips. Hence Whiplash.