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Mickey Rourke as WHIPLASH in IRON MAN 2! Come see! Come see!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The good folks over at USA Today look to have gotten our exclusive first look at Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Iron Man 2! Take a peek below!

I've heard through the grapevine that this scene is crazy and Rourke establishes himself as someone Tony Stark might have some trouble with. I know I wouldn't want to run into this EASTERN PROMISES tattooed creepy hulk of a man in a dark alley somewhere. I also like that they're veering away from having a totally armored bad guy so we're not just rinse-wash-repeating the last film. I personally can't wait to get a glimpse of the whips in action. What do you think? -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter

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  • June 9, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Are you sure

    by HapaPapa72

    This isn't a remake of Zardoz?

  • June 9, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    fucking beautiful!

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I dont care what you say!

  • June 9, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Hmmmmm...

    by codymr

    I'm not sure what to make of that.

  • June 9, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    uhhhhhhhh

    by Varakor

    I'd rather he be armored. I don't care if its a rehash of the first film, that just looks lame.

  • June 9, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    sweet

    by Silverhour

    Can't wait for Iron Man 2

  • June 9, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah...

    by HapaPapa72

    And yay. I'm first. I can now move on with my life. But I'll admit, I'm a bit rusty on my Iron Man comics...is Whiplash an actual villian?

  • June 9, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    this isnt the whole suit either.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    if you know anything about Iron Man, this is him in his prototype, showing that he's a threat. And eventually he has a nice ass suit, so dont fucking hate on this.

  • June 9, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Hey I got that same outfit!

    by RobertBaron

    I wear it on Tuesdays.

  • June 9, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I want to what the whips look like before passing comment

    by castle4

    First impression is I'm glad he's not covered in spandex/armour.

  • June 9, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    ...if you've ever seen a one legged Whiplash...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I got nothing...

  • June 9, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    too bad he isn't omega red

    by MrHyde

    fuck whiplash

  • June 9, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    First one was great

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Looking forward to part 2.

  • June 9, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    I hope

    by Varakor

    this isn't the whole suit. If that's the case, then this is kewl. but if that's the entire suit.... then UGH

  • June 9, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Whiplash must love NASCAR

    by thelordofhell

    Pic shows him at the racetrack.

  • June 9, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Whiplash at NASCAR?

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    Checkered flag or CRASH!

  • June 9, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Does everyone in the IRON MAN world have a glowing...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...heart power thingie? Just wondering...don't know the comics...

  • June 9, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Whiplash history

    by DeadlyPorpoise

    Reading about this character in the Marvel Wiki, there's a tonne of elements they can choose from to incorporate into this character...<br /> "Whiplash designed two cybernetically controlled whips that could be converted into nunchakus or vaulting poles...Scarlotti used a necro-lash which could be electrically charged by his gauntlets, released from its handle to deliver a concussion charge, or he could turn up the electric charge to its maximum which caused anything it hit, including Iron Man’s armor, to become brittle. "<br /> Should make for interesting battle scenes, but I'm interested to see how the work the rather confusing personal history behind Whiplash into the story...any thoughts?

  • June 9, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    looks good

    by steelerman

    i cant wait to see this

  • June 9, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Kinda weird looking pick, still gonna see the movie

    by SoylentMean

    I expect all kinds of badassery from this film. Not really sure what I'm looking at in that picture though.

  • June 9, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Hover fifty feet away from him

    by cookylamoo

    and hit him with the repulser rays. Bye Bye Whiplash.

  • June 9, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Not NASCAR

    by mrbeaks

    It's the Monaco Historic Grand Prix.

  • June 9, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    remember sleepwalker?

    by MrHyde

    that guy was sweet.

  • June 9, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    HapaPapa72

    by davywankenobi

    Whiplash is indeed an actual villian who beat the shit out of Iron Man and Spider Man in an old Marvel Team-Up I have from back in the day...Believe it or not his comic book costume looked goofier than this... :) That said, this version is a little bad ass, too, so I'll see where they go with it

  • June 9, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    IRON MAN was OVERRATED.

    by digital8

    I saw it a few weeks after people wouldn't shut the fuck up about it, and I thought it was lousy. No in fact it WAS lousy. That's a fucking fact. Eat that.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    MOST OVERRATED MOVIE OF 2008

    by digital8

    I meant to include this too in my post.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Hey, Whiplash has the same hair style as Mickey...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Rourke, complete with different colored unwashed strands.......I wonder where he keeps his little dogs...

  • June 9, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    The whips come to a weird part of his hands

    by Crooooooow

    just past the fingers. it looks weird

  • June 9, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Looks like CyberCarradine

    by Jesiah

    It's as if they resurrected/brought David Carradine back from the brink of death, put in nanites/cybernetic implants and steroids in him. I don't know jack about Whiplash, but I know what I like, and this ain't it.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Intrigued. Not much more. But I have faith.

    by Silverglade

  • June 9, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    is that a pic from Waterworld 2?

    by Michael_Bay_Rox

  • June 9, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Needs more 'gimp mask' action...

    by CENOBITE

    then this would be tits. Looks like he was hiding in an orange jump suit like one of the pit guys. Possibly trying to kill or capture Stark during one of his playboy races for charity?

  • June 9, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    That's supposed to be Monaco?

    by DeadlyPorpoise

    The street race through the city, Monaco?<br /><br /> Sure looks like the desert to me...

  • June 9, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Needs more 'gimp mask' action...

    by CENOBITE

    then this would be tits. Looks like he was hiding in an orange jump suit like one of the pit guys. Possibly trying to kill or capture Stark during one of his playboy races for charity?

  • June 9, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Most Iron Man Villains are so underpowered

    by cookylamoo

    He has to fight them ten at a time to make it interesting.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I remember the first picture of Heath as The Joker

    by Jesiah

    It was very exciting. The scars, smeared makeup, the unexpected dark circles around the eyes. It really had me hyped up for The Dark Knight about a year before the movie. This makes me wish for a Rocketeer II instead of Tony Stark II.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Whiplash

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    Not really familiar, but I looked him up and it appears this IS the final suit minus the mask. Doesn't really do much for me.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Needs more leather

    by DennisMM

    All superhero films need more leather, even the X-films. Everybody should look like a fetish king/queen.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    He looks like he can get his ass kicked easily by Iron Man

    by mitortilla

    no armor?

  • June 9, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    This better not be his entire suit

    by Bruce of all Trades

    I mean, shit... Tony can just fly straight into this guy and drive him into a wall. Or blast him from a distance with his ray-guns. This be some gay-ass shit, holmes.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Whiplash Beyond Thunderdome?

    by GreenRiver

    Ummm...no.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??!!

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 9, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Mickey Roid.....I mean Rourke

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

  • June 9, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Rourke is now officially

    by donkey_lasher

    a legend. Much like Depp after he performed as Sparrow and the agent in Once upon a time In Mexico.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Are you kidding, Jesiah?

    by rev_skarekroe

    'Cause I remember the first pic of Ledger as The Joker too. And the public response was more like "Waah, he looks like The Crow, waah it's emo-Joker, waah it's makeup instead of bleached skin!"

  • June 9, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Jesus christ, this is his fucking Prototype.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    He finds the chance to show off and make people fear him during this race. My guess is he powers up his PROTOTYPE suit and steps out during the race and starts smashing fucking cars all over. And my other guess is either A. Stark is there for some publicity stunt and thats why Whiplash does this, or B. Whiplash sees it as his 15 mins of fame and just goes out with a bang, bringing up the media and bringing alert to Tony.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Of course not NASCAR!

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    Not enough beer-can-hats in the crowd! *slaps forehead*

  • June 9, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    need proof its a prototype?

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Look at his damn prison pants, he hasn't even had time to change into street close. Im guessing he made this in prison and this helped aid him escaping.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Didnt Bruno.......

    by benlinus

    ....wear this outfit to the MTV awards, right before he teabagged Eminem????

  • June 9, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Pic is definitely a bit odd...

    by Forsakyn

    But it's Mickey Rourke. In the movie, I'm sure he'll make it work and then some.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    oh my...

    by zom-bot.com

  • June 9, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Well the prototype

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    looks a helluva lot like the final suit. Just sayin.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke...where do I know that name...

    by Anna Valerious

    ...DAMN YOU, "ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT"!

  • June 9, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Its Captain Jack Whiplash!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    Or Captain Mickey Sparrow, or Captain Whiplash Rourke. Take your pic.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Wasn't there a character called

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Backlash or Blacklash or something in the comics? I seem to recall him burning down Stark Industries at one point...but I only read Iron Man briefly. More into the Avengers.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    IRON MAN was OVERRATED. FACT.

    by digital8

  • June 9, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Well....

    by Organs

    I don't follow the Iron Man comics very closely, so I can't comment on how close to the source material this is. But, I'll do my best. It looks...interesting. As a stand-alone image, it looks a little...B-movie...but maybe it'll look great when we see him in motion.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah but they cant sell that to kids. they need full armour for

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • June 9, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    where the whips meet the hands

    by zom-bot.com

    don't look very sturdy or grippy, and yet they still block his hands from normal tasks...kind of a bad design?

  • June 9, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Doc Ock wasn't as badass as Whiplash...

    by Ninja Nerd

    ...and he did pretty good against SpiderMan. Hell, let's all just write to "The Deadliest Warrior" show and ask to see some superhero versus supervillian smackdown! Simulate this, bitches!

  • June 9, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Damn! That is one crazy mutha!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • June 9, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    F U GEORGE LUCAS

    by Bruce of all Trades

    ...that actually makes sense. The prototype would honor the comics' version of the suit and the final armor would be more akin to Iron Man's.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Rogue's father at the Special Olympics

    by Rocco Curioso

    He couldn't find a partner for the 3-Legged Race.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I assume

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    this is what they're going for? http://tiny.cc/RBnK0 Upper right hand corner? If so, just slap a ski mask on Mickey and mission accomplished.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    WINO!!!!!!! >:O

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Where's his magenta cape and green ponytail??? He's not even wearing a mask! This movie's gonna SUCK! >:(

  • June 9, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Hey, it's The Wrestler in a body brace.

    by Insane Tiki

    Or sure, Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2, whatever. I thought they'd at least shave his head or give him a scar or something so he wouldn't just look like Mickey Rourke With A Bunch Of Shit Glued To Him.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    TO PEOPLE WHO THINK THIS IS THE FINAL SUIT

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    YOU DUMB.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Iron-Man kills whiplash

    by werewolfbynight

    In an issue of Iron-Man he killed Whiplash. The armour took over and had enough of his shit and coldly and calcuatedly ended his miserasle life. It was one of my favorite moments in comics. And I really hope it happenbs in one of the films.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    The EASTER PROMISES referance?

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    Did you want to rip that straight of chud at first, but then you decided to make another - shitter way to shoehorn it into the article?

  • June 9, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Mysterious_Volvo

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    I'm just going by the comics. I certainly think it's possible for them to go with another suit. Calm down, chief.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look fantastic

    by antimcgyver

    but neither did stark in the first pics for the first movie. I'll wait until the trailer

  • June 9, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Final suit or not

    by Insane Tiki

    That's still a pretty underwhelming picture. And what if it is the final suit? Raise your hand if you've seen Iron Man 2. Oh, nobody? Nobody's seen it yet? So we just have to judge this picture as a picture for now since it's completely devoid of context? Okay, cool, just making sure.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    MRWaBoSGtH

    by TedKordLives

    'Mickey Rourke With A Bunch Of Shit Glued To Him'-Awesome. <P> When the first Black Widow pics come out I'll have a bunch of shit glued to me. <P> Because of my semen.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I wasnt talking to you. agnostics.

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • June 9, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Magic 8-Ball says...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Whiplash needs his magenta cape to tie everything together. Gimp mask is optional.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    This

    by Holy Hell

    looks kind of dumb. Whips? That's just silliness. I'm thinking superhero movies are on the way down. I hope I'm wrong.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    The Wrestler Part II?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Didn't he die at the end?

  • June 9, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Still some green screen work to be done

    by ackack

    As you can tell in the back of the stands. Looks awesome though. Hope the villians are more intergrated into the plot. Iron Monger just seemed thrown into the first one without much care. Really messed the film up for me. It's like they had forgotten to write a villian into first one and had to add iron monger in at the last second.

  • Unless Digital8 says otherwise.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    im not saying his final suit is all armor.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    his head will always be shown, he just upgrades his whips like mad crazy. Picture Ghost Rider with his chains, about that crazy. And it also appears he gets his hands on Starks reactor, it's smack dab in the middle of his chest.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Rourke will make this film a cinematic PARTY.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Party like a fireman, yeah. I must admit I didn't think the first Iron Man was quite as good as it's touted - very nearly though, and it was without doubt a fun, rollickingly enjoyable flick. Adding Rourke to a sequel might just make it incredible.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Kamar, I think we need to stone that dude to death.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • June 9, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    I wonder what stopping the police or security from shooting him

    by The_Randy_Rabbit

    Did they watch southpark "The Coon" and realized bullets cant hurt superheroes/villains?

  • June 9, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Iron woMan

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Boring script, gay mediocre acting, vapid comedy, lackluster action and as overrated as Star Trek: the search for more money<P> The final fight against Obadiah Stane made me throw up.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Insane tiki

    by antimcgyver

    Speaks the truth. big time.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Whip it good....

    by geeko2000

  • June 9, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Whips?

    by Holy Hell

    Really?

  • June 9, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Rourke plays an amalgam of Whiplash and Crimson Dynamo.

    by dailysportspages

    So he will have Crimsons Russian backstory + his controlling massive amounts of electricity due to his Russia "dynamo" power suit. <br> In the present he will have more of the Whiplash character (who also has great control over electricity), and then eventually donning the full Crimson Dynamo body armor.<br><br> This pic is merely of him before he becomes the Dynamo. <br><br> One cool thing of note is that if you take the best parts from Whiplash + the best parts from Crimson Dynamo... you end up with somewhat of an Omega Red-like character. <br> Minus the "death factor" nature of course.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Someone

    by Holy Hell

    convince me that's not astonishingly stupid.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    whips? why did it have to be whips?

    by NutritiousLove

  • June 9, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Iron Man was the best film last summer.

    by Sal_Bando

    Fuck you.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Had it been Omega Red, people would've bitched more. At least th

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • June 9, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Is it Whiplash? Or Blacklash? Or Constrictor?

    by marcspector

    I'll take any one of them. Love love love that classic villains are being used. A+. :-)

  • June 9, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    eww that looks so crap.

    by kingoflight

    i am not looking forward to watching that. I just don't see it working in the the film.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Iron Man=Fun

    by TedKordLives

    If you can't get behind that, get the fuck out.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    this is an official picture

    by NutritiousLove

    but it's not exactly building excitement

  • June 9, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Or Crimson Dynamo?

    by marcspector

  • June 9, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I'm afraid

    by Holy Hell

    Whipboy will only appeal to the idiot children who lusted after the old comics and the idiot man-children they grew into. Iron Man, the movie, went safely beyond the built in second-tier comic fan-boy demographic, and did something kind of contemporary. This just looks silly. "Whiplash"? C'mon...

  • June 9, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    yep. this is awesome.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    this looks great- continues the trend in IM 1, taking the tech and making it look realistic... who would have thought- whiplash is going to be a cool-

  • June 9, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    they are def bringing the armor wars storyline

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    which is great

  • June 9, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Gotta wait.

    by TedKordLives

    I will not pass judgement until I know more. Besides, the proof is in the whipping, so to speak.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Hmmmmmm

    by malificus

    I...don't...know....Favreau gets the benefit of my doubt so I'm in no matter what, but what's he need the steel ring braces around his arms for? Hopefully they don't restrict his movement TOO much, he needs to be able to whip those lashes. My guess is Tony markets his cool power supply and learns the hard way how people will mis-use it. I'm in for sure, can't wait to see how those whips work.

  • June 9, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Nice.

    by omarthesnake

    Looking forward to this, a sequel to the best superhero movie in years. FACT. In fact, even the people who praised it UNDERRATED IT. That's a fucking FACT. Eat That. With Nacho Sauce. FACT! Hey, this is fun. Lemme try another one: Digital8, no one cares about your trolly opinion. FACT! Whooo!!!

  • June 9, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that's sorta what the article says..

    by malificus

    Nothing like brilliant insight that's already out there. Dyoooiiiii!

  • June 9, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    awwww

    by joevfx

    i was hoping for crimson dynamo

  • June 9, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    malificus?

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    did you see iron man? someone obviously stole the tech... and this is an early version of whiplashs suit... the braces are under the armor usually...

  • June 9, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Apart from the frizz

    by CherryValance

    he looks really good. But then again I have no idea what that character is supposed to look like.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah gang, LOVED It

    by malificus

    except when I got to the parking lot and someone seriously dented my new red Rabbit. FUCK!

  • June 9, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    He looks batshit insane

    by TylerDurden3395

  • June 9, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    by joevfx

    and why is his name Ivan in the movie?

  • June 9, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    HAHA

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • June 9, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    by joevfx

    oh and i dont think thast the early suit, if u look at a image of whiplash from the comics on wiki he is wear like, leather bondage stuff which is looks like the just made to look more techy in the film.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    DARK KNIGHT was overrated. IRON MAN is better.

    by odysseus

  • June 9, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    davywankenobi, "Iron Man and Spider Man ... Marvel Team-Up"

    by Immortal_Fish

    You're close, but the character you're thinking of is Blacklash. Slight difference, but similar enough (and by this I don't mean only in name). There was a Marvel 616 Whiplash, yet she was was female. Finally, there was an Ultimate version of Whiplash that was male and he was as forgettable as Rourke appears here. If you didn't mention Marvel Team-Up, I would have presumed that's who you were thinking of.<P>Personally, I'm looking forward with great anticipation to how Widow is adapted, since she's likely the actual "main" villain operating behind the scenes. My expectations have already been bruised by the actress who will play her, however.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Faveraeu is God.

    by Powerring

    Fuck yeah.... Iron Man was incredible, and this follow up will pin your nuts to the wall. Pure rock and roll!

  • June 9, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Favreau is a Meat Faced Hack

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    I lost complete interest in this when they cast scarlet McBewbs as the Black Widow

  • June 9, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I gotta agree Odysseus.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    The Dark Knight was amazing, but it was built off of Ledgers death, I can see if it came out first and was mediocre at first like Batman Begins and THEN Ledger dies and it becomes a Cult Phenomenal from there. But Iron Man was crafted in a Ragnarok by the undergods.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Favreau is a Meat Faced Hack

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    I completely lost interest in this when he cast scarlet McBewbs as the Black Widow

  • June 9, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    LAWL

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I had a typo. I'm a dumb fucker.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Melvin_Pelvis is fucking retarded

    by Powerring

    Loser assholes like you who will never be anything in life shit on people 10 billion times more talented than you. You think the millions of people who will see IM2 will miss your brain dead pathetic ass at the theater? Dream on you cockless wonder. You are worse than a hack: a tiny-dicked nobody. Now bag my groceries you fuckstain.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Yay!

    by TedKordLives

    Mostly positive comments! I am content.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Iron Man - the Cold War = obsolete

    by Royston Lodge

    Iron Man was cool because on our side we had this one guy who was smart enough and rich enough to build his own suit of cyber-armour.<p> This freaked the Soviet Union out so they assembled entire teams of scientists and engineers to come up with something to counter the Yankee threat, and yet they always failed.<p> It was about the one super-cool guy always beating out the large organizations who tried to stop him (USSR, A.I.M., Maggia, Hydra).<p> Putting Iron Man up against individual villains isn't nearly as interesting.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Looks like ass

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    Mickey Rourke is going to bring this movie down. I really liked Iron Man, but MAN THIS LOOKS BAD.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Looks like an electric vest

    by Toilet_Terror

    portable execution machine.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Feels like Iron Monger 2

    by D.Vader

    Iron Man fights another guy in a robot suit. Not that impressed so far.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    To further my point . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . in the comics, ever since the end of the Cold War, Tony Stark has been struggling to find a purpose for himself. That's why when Civil War came around he chose to join the government's side.<p> That internal struggle that Tony always has going on is what makes him interesting. That element is missing from the movie version of the character.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    DJ Qualls with a mullet. Come see, come see

    by Natural_Selection

    check it...funny... http://bit.ly/bZm0r

  • June 9, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    IRON MAN was OVERRATED. FACT.

    by digital8

  • June 9, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Favreau, you shoulda done Demon in a Bottle.

    by Royston Lodge

    Ok, Watchmen bombed at the box office. I get it. Nobody thinks superheroes should have real life personalities.<p> Bollocks, I say.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Digital8

    by TedKordLives

    Stand in the corner and scream at us, that'll do the trick.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Wiki says Whiplash was a chick. Why combine W with Dynamo?

    by JuanSanchez

  • June 9, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    PR

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    nice to see Favreau's mom here

  • June 9, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    PowerRing, casting does matter

    by Immortal_Fish

    Case in point -- Thomas Jane was an awful choice for Frank Castle, yet he would have been a spot-on perfect choice for Matt Murdock. Can't fault folks like Melvin_Pelvis for voting with their feet.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    There's is no reason to bring up TDK....

    by antimcgyver

    If youre really sure IM is better.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Iron Man=Fun.

    by TedKordLives

    You don't like having fun? Don't watch the movie.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke -Flavor of the Month

    by batzilla

    Oh brother... "The comeback kid!"...sheesh...

  • June 9, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    WHY DARK NIGHT IS OVERRATED:

    by odysseus

    1. Bale's shouting Bat-voice, which should have been a sinister whisper. 2. Too much speechifying, e.g. Gordon's endless monologue at the end. 3. Clunky action scenes. Sorry, but it's true. 4. The annoying moralizing by Morgan Freeman's character. 5. The movie's overall tone of self-importance.... LOOK, TDK is not a bad movie at all. And Ledger is great in it. But his death made people turn a blind eye to the film's significant flaws. I think IRON MAN succeeded better with its thematic aspirations, and was more entertaining to boot.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Oops, forgot the "K" in "KNIGHT." Typo.

    by odysseus

  • June 9, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Can't judge a movie by a single pic.

    by malificus

    Now the rabble rousers come out of the woodwork to bash Iron Man. It wasn't perfect, but it was damn good, leaning toward great. Nothing lacking of much consequence. Don't get me started on dark Knight, not the time or the place. People ganked about the first Iron Man with virtually every single pic that was released, right up until it hit and was awesome. Bitchers will bitch, fanboys will drool, Kevin Smith will be mediocre, these are the rules by which the universe operates.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    digital8, "IM was OVERRATED"

    by Immortal_Fish

    I'm kinda inclined to agree with you, having seen the flick multiple times now. Still have room to count on the fingers of my off-hand though. ;-)<P>Yet it cannot be denied that IM1 was a TIGHT story. Just the right amount of exposition, drama, comedy, peril, resolution, and aftermath -- compleat with easter eggs for fanboys like myself.<P>It still had its flaws, to be certain. A lack of score was way noticeable, for but one example.<P>Personally, I had a problem with a mass weapons manufacturer coming back home after being kidnapped "going all green" and claiming to give up being a private government contractor only to moonlight as a superpowered assassin acting unilaterally in a rogue nation. Dark Knight handled this much better.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Since when did everyone hate Iron Man?

    by Insane Tiki

    I thought we, together as the Geek Community, kind of agreed that Iron Man was, in fact, the bees knees. Stop hating cool shit because you think it gives you internet cred. You're stupid.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Blacklash was Whiplash but now it Backsplash

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • June 9, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    What was most impressive about TDK:

    by TedKordLives

    It wasn't a Batman movie. It was a movie about Gotham City. In fact, Bats/Bruce were really rather ancilliary to the main goings-on.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I agree Odysseus..

    by malificus

    ..and I, and many others, were virtually crucified as trolls by saying such when DK was at a fever pitch and no one would tolerate dissent. Months later and upon re-inspection we are borne out, that flick was seriously flawed and only Ledgers amazing performance and untimely death saved it from critical savaging. Nolan tries, just too damn hard. Like Paul McCartney and George Lucas before him he has no one to stand there and go: "This sucks,this doesn't work and for the love of god edit some shit out, every fucking frame isn't GOLD."

  • June 9, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    by the powers of greyskull

    by simondark

    I have a feeling they got rid of terrance howard to be able to afford this ass clown..thats a shame.I like terrance howard better than don cheedos..cheadle..whatever.I think Im gonna wait until this comes out in demand.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    by the powers of greyskull

    by simondark

    I have a feeling they got rid of terrance howard to be able to afford this ass clown..thats a shame.I like terrance howard better than don cheedos..cheadle..whatever.I think Im gonna wait until this comes out in demand.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    why is a whip guy a threat when iron man can shoot missiles and

    by HaterofCrap

    dumb movies...even comic book movies need some kind of logic to be worth a shit.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    He'll flay that fucking armor right off his hide is why.

    by malificus

  • June 9, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Meh. . .

    by Slippy

    It is no Transformers 2, that's for damn sure.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Just another day at Nascar

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Damn you Richard Petty!

  • June 9, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    No way that's the final suit.

    by ganymede3010

    I'm positive it isn't. If by some small chance it turns out that it's the final suit, expect allot of GGI enhancements. I have faith in Fav, the man knows what he's doing.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Where's the dick bitching about "Ain't It Old News"?

    by malificus

  • June 9, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Never mind this... I watched THE HAPPENING for the first time la

    by dalbatron

    Does anyone know of a good counsellor... But seriously that was either the worst movie in years and nighypops need to be banned from ever having any connection with the movie industry OR a brilliant B movie... whaddya think guys?

  • June 9, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Man the budget cut

    by Series7

    Must have been bad, that Iron Man costume looks like left overs from IM. I guess in this economy.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    oh and

    by simondark

    im sick of mickey rourke too.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    You know what officially makes this awesome?

    by boyalien

    Check out a Hi-res version of the pic...he's rocking a fucking toothpick. While he's crushing cars and whatnot, dude's got a toothpick in his mouth. RAD.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    WHY ARE PEOPLE HATING ON IRON MAN?

    by BringingSexyBack

    What in the fuck do you guys want from a comic book movie? FFS

  • June 9, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I trust Jon Favreau, I don't know if I trust Theroux, So I worry

    by mitortilla

    I've never liked Whiplash even in the comic books. They always put Whiplash/Blizzard and Melter together because none of them stood a chance against iron man or as characters alone. I was hoping it was the dynamo. Iron Man had incredible writers, 4 of them! two from the great Children of Men and Justin Theroux is pretty new at the game. Also, before the production of Iron Man started Jon Favreau had that Myspace forum and he was really close to the fans in the sense of what they wanted, I hope he hasn't lost touch. Its very hard to judge from a first picture, I had a bad reaction too, but I dunno. I can't wait for the trailer.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Loved Iron Man, but this pic looks fucking lame

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • June 9, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    The Wrestler was amazing.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Anyone who says they're sick of Rourke must of went into a coma in 83 and just woke up. He's seriously barely had any work. What a dumb fucking statement.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    I watched The Happening for the first time too

    by D.Vader

    I really didn't expect it to be as bad as it was. I didn't trust all the hyperbole being spouted around these TBs. But maaaan, after those first opening lines, it was all downhill from there.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    The new top-left-corner-Harry-animation is from...

    by Amy Chasing

    Nothing directed by Vincenzo Natali. <P> There. Do I win a prize or something?

  • June 9, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I couldn't finish the Happening.

    by ganymede3010

    I was able to stomach about 30 minutes of it before I tapped out.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Now can we please see a picture of The Black Widow?

    by darthsynn

    That's all for now.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by hallmitchell

    Mickey looks badass. This guy is the come back king. Don't rain on his parade.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    the intelligence of whiny talkbackers...

    by crankyoldguy

    ...overrated, indeed. Shut up, you turd-brain twits. Idon Man "overrated?" It was all it was supposed to be and damn fun at that. What morons you are and will forever be.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    He looks like a handicapped pirate.

    by mitortilla

    Mickey is badass. But I wanna see baddies from the comic book.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    In Favreau I trust.

    by Se7en

    I like it. What ? You guys want GI Joes/X-Men matrix suit ? In Favreau I trust.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Mehhhhhhh

    by Phrog

    Yes, Whiplash or as I remember him as Backlash is a "Marvel Baddie" BUT SO WHAT? The big bad for Stark for so long was always Mandarin, Jeebus! they even referred to it in the 1st one!!! An organization know as the Twelve Rings and we get a fifth stringer as the foil to one of the original Avengers?!?! (pinching the sides of his nose, he looks up and says) Why the @#$*&^ have we yet to hear anything about Preacher, the Invisibles or Ex Machina as projects......

  • June 9, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Krasnoe Dinamo

    by mitortilla

    Mixin super villains just seems like a very "hollywood" thing to do.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    TALKBACKS: OVERRATED

    by TheApostle

    .

  • June 9, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    or Ten rings

    by Phrog

    unless he's sporting them in other places, hey don't ask don't tell, right?

  • June 9, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I googled Whiplash, and it's a girl?

    by BadMrWonka

    am I missing something?

  • June 9, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    EH...

    by ckone

    never was impressed by the Mickey Rourke casting..this looks kind like a washed up old actor in some weird metal brace suit...and of course powered by one of Starks tech...but I trust in the team here...wish they left this under wraps though...

  • June 9, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Bethany Cabe (Kate Mara)

    by mitortilla

    If I remember correctly later becomes Whiplash, around the Demon in a Bottle storyline.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    This looks like SHIT!

    by Norm3

    It better not be the final version! I want the Crimson Dynamo!

  • June 9, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Digi is annoying as fuck..but still correct.

    by odo19

    Iron Man WAS overrated and not even a pimple on The Dark Knights ballsac.

  • June 9, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Looks like Mick's going to play Laser Tag

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Does this mean that the big climax of the film will be in a dome and will end in a tie because neither Iron Man nor Whiplash want to pay another ten bucks for 5 minutes of playtime?

  • June 9, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    How come all I think is...

    by Redfive!

    MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE!!

  • June 9, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Ummmm...

    by Super Rabbi

    Well, let's see what they do with CG.

  • June 9, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    I don't think Rourke is a good idea.

    by BYOBkenobi

    This still looks like utter shit and has lessened my expectations for this film. That design is embarrassingly bad.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    The Happening is a guilty pleasure.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    It's that film you watch for all the death, not a film to expect oscar worthy performances from anything else. I find it hard to believe more people bitch about this film than the Final Destination series. Newsflash, there's another one coming out in 3D, let us focus our hatred back onto that series and not The Happening.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I want my money back already!

    by Orionsangels

  • June 9, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    actually

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    my best advice for all the people who complain about the screenplay of The Happening, I convinced a friend to just watch it on mute and play your favorite cd in the background, really works. I usually play Beyon Hell by GWAR while watching it.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Whiplash is LIKE A BOSS!

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • June 9, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    if anyone can pull off this ridiculous costume ROURKE can.

    by shogunshin

  • June 9, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Scarlet McBewbs is about as

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Athletic as a popcorn fart

  • June 9, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    by Youareallfatandeatcheetos

    Oh my what a shock a bunch of negativity posts from you fat losers regarding an IMAGE from a movie no one has seen anything about. congrats! you are all assholes :)

  • June 9, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Oh man THE WRESTLER 2, can't wait!

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    RAM JAM RAM JAM RAM JAM RAM JAM

  • June 9, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Hey man. I've been defending this pic.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    with all the most positive and resourceful info I could, their feeble fucking dumb minds over look all my FACTS. so Youareallfatandeatcheetos, let em bitch, we'll be the ones enjoying the shit out of this film

  • June 9, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    where's the scar jo pics?????

    by Gigy

  • June 9, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I will skullfuck anyone who makes fun of The Wrestler

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    You obviously have no taste. Let me guess, you're one of the greasy fucks who said Let There Be Blood was lame and too long and had no point. I pity you and your peanut sized fucking ego.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    by Youareallfatandeatcheetos

    i totally agree Dr Samuel loomis i wasnt talking to you. and yes we will enjoy the movie :)

  • June 9, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    by WillFerret

  • June 9, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    whiplash is a sucky character

    by Rufferto

    I dont remember anything about him except he's another saboteur/ goon for hire. And nothing can be worse then what he wears in the comic book. So basically I don't care. Whatever they do will probably be an improvement. He can't be the only villain in this right? I'm hoping.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Youareallfatandeatcheetos

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Let us drink to this moment and laugh at all the maggots upon us who down this ONE pic of a PROTOTYPE suit for Whiplash. Haha

  • June 9, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    So basically, Randy "The Ram" didn't die at the end

    by WillFerret

    He was resurrected through technology after his one last jump off the top ropes. I dunno, it just looks like mickey rourke as the wrestler with a glowing thing on his chest, and nothing at all like an actual character that would exist in this comic book world. Try again.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    When I said "I dont remember anything"

    by Rufferto

    I actually don't. I'm not even that sure of what I do know. Nothing sticks out in my mind.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    I agree with Odysseus

    by jawsfan

    The Dark Knight was overrated. It didn't suck, but it was flawed in all kinds of ways. If it weren't for Ledger's performance the movie would have been only a fraction as successful as it was.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    ...for why they would use him

    by Rufferto

  • June 9, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    83rd!!!

    by jawsfan

    Yea! Timing is everything!

  • June 9, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Incredible Hulk was better.

    by Shermdawg

  • June 9, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    The Hulk sucked!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Two movies, and they still can't get it right. Shit. Poor green guy.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    @kamar and Immortal Fish

    by emteem

    Why do you have to address whatever that guys name was? The only funny and worthwhile thing he will ever do in his life was the time he posted in Talkback, but then everyone ignored him so he had to come back later and repeat himself while praying that someone would respond... and then you did.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    So...Will Black Widow use the whips on Pepper Potts?

    by conspiracy

    Hard R of course. I'd pay WAY more than a Dollar to see that...and so would you.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    fuck you assholes and your "FUN" bullshit

    by Rufferto

    Iron Man was better then "fun". I don't think there is a comic book movie more loyal to the source material without having to re imagine everything into a corner. Not Superman, Spider-man and not any of the Batmans. I wont say it was perfect but it was close. You faggots drive me crazy. Everytime I hear "fun" it's sounds to me like you mean popcorn fodder. And it wasn't. I give it more credit then that. I don't enjoy things so awful you have to make excuses like that, for it.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    1 repulsar ray btween the eyes

    by alice 13

    time for a cold one.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Headline should be: Come See. Come.

    by onezeroone

    just saying

  • June 9, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    that's what I wore to work...

    by gringostar

    a little uncomfortable on the train, but I will suffer for fashion.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Stolen IronMan-Rech?

    by BetaSword

    As far, as i see it, it seems like he's wearing one of Tony's miniature-Reactors. A possible way, how he got to have one is that someone(maybe him) stole it from the Final-Battle-Place of the 1st Movie, right after the big Reactor blowed up.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    He only looks like Ram because.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    as lots of celebs have their dumb fucking requests, Rourke requested that he could keep his long hair, he had that hair in The Wrestler, they just died it, ergo the scene where he re-dyes it in the movie. But this was the ONE request he asked was that he could just keep his hair. So shut up about Randy Ram, this is a separate fucking film.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Go to fucking Superherohype for fuck sake.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Aintitcool is the last place to read about Superhero films and horror films, they're always the last to get it. Shocktillyoudrop.com is the place for horror, stop reading this shit on dammit, it's cleared up on these 2 sites.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Incredible Hulk only had 2 action sequences.

    by ganymede3010

    That's equivalent to getting a blowjob for 2 minutes before realizing your inlaws are knocking at the front door.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Prototype ftw

    by SryBoutTehBlood

    You twats actually think that they would only put that much effort into the villian of the sequal of a huge hit of a movie.....Its obviously just a prototype

  • June 9, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Hint to Iron Man: AIM AT HEAD!

    by Flim Springfield

  • June 9, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Lemme dumb it down...

    by SryBoutTehBlood

    Remember in the first Spiderman when Spidey swung around with just that red sweater and the mask on?(yeah, you remember, you jerked it to the kiss scene) That costume was called a PROTOTYPE....Understand now?

  • June 9, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Ha! Best First Post Ever

    by The Final Word

    Clicked thread and read about 1/4 down, hit the back button n saw the pic again and laughed so hard.

  • June 9, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    bravo SryBoutTehBlood

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    We need to own the shit out of this talkback!

  • June 9, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK??!?!?!

    by Anything But Tangerines

    YOU CLEAN UP MY BARF, HARRY!!!

  • June 9, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Zardoz Remake.

    by mitortilla

    We know its a prototype, the problem is with the character, whiplash is a gay henchman never an important baddie. The Crimson Dynamo, important baddie. For me its more the name than the handicapped pirate costume.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    ...

    by SryBoutTehBlood

    I've heard through the grapevine that this scene is crazy and Rourke establishes himself as someone Tony Stark might have some trouble with. I know I wouldn't want to run into this EASTERN PROMISES tattooed creepy hulk of a man in a dark alley somewhere. Now children, the key word in t his statement is ESTABLISHES...meaning...well....He is introducing himself....

  • June 9, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    hmmm...

    by SryBoutTehBlood

    Seems to me that Sandman wasnt all that big of a baddy either....but hey there, look who made it onto the silver screen....

  • June 9, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    And Spider-Man 3 was awesome

    by mitortilla

    wasn't it?

  • June 9, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Ramma Jamma.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Rourke is an amazing actor, let his shitty prototype suit fuck your eyes!

  • June 9, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    .

    by SryBoutTehBlood

    BINGO!

  • June 9, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Ramma Jamma part deux

    by SryBoutTehBlood

    And let his final suit fuck your ass at the same time!

  • June 9, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Damn

    by A_

    AICN was down for a couple of minutes and I thought you were FINALLY updating the site..

  • June 9, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    For the next movie

    by mitortilla

    they can mix titanium man with gargantus, and call the character gargantus.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    or...

    by SryBoutTehBlood

    They could mix Mickey Rourke with a Iron Man 2 role and make Whiplash...

  • June 9, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    They wouldn't have Whiplash at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix

    by Snookeroo

    if they just fastened their seat belts like they're supposed to.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Weird...but Cool...

    by ChezKing

    I don't know what to think of it. I like it a lot, but I also have this feeling that it's a little weak. It doesn't look like that could be a threat or a danger to Iron Man.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    now you're just talking crazy.

    by mitortilla

    Mickey Rourke is awesome! He deserved the Oscar.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Nice to see Hulk Hogan getting work

    by lockesbrokenleg

    after all that nasty shit.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    ChezKing

    by SryBoutTehBlood

    .....PROTOTYPE!!

  • June 9, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I wanna grow up to be a cage fighter

    by aboriginal

    Uhm . . . not what you'd expect as a main villain. Is he? Is there more than one guy you could basically rip the arms off of and beat him with 'em? There's more right? I know Favreau digs this shit with fighters 'n stuff, but WWF Ironman is a bit . . . dumb. I still remember his bit dating Monica on Friends.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    unprotected

    by BetaSword

    Well, as it looks, he's actually not in a shape to be a big Enmemy to IronMan, since Tony could take him out quite easily, as he looks now(The Cellshaded cartoon-Version seems way more dangerous).

  • June 9, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    WHIPS ARE STILL GAY

    by mitortilla

    prototype or not.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    It actually looks like.........

    by WillFerret

    Nascar MEETS Iron Man MEETS the wrestler MEETS Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    How the fuck can anyone be excited over that image?

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    except aint it gay news of course..ooo oooo come see!

  • June 9, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    @ SryBoutTehBlood

    by ChezKing

    Prototype? You're probably right....but how do you know for sure?

  • June 9, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Now whip it, into shape, shape it up, get straight.

    by mitortilla

    you see, gay.

  • June 9, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    To be fair...

    by ChezKing

    Favreau has not yet disappointed. I trust him. Prototype is probably a fair assumption just like when Favreau revealed the first image of the Mark I before revealing the other armored suits, and that was weird and cool itself. This is actually going to be a very cool fight.

  • June 10, 2009, midnight CST

    thought iron mans 3rd act

    by TheExterminator

    was limp tbh...and lol at monaco historic grand prix. americans sound so funny when they try and pretend to know what they're talking about

  • June 10, 2009, midnight CST

    You know what's weird?

    by malificus

    Is to try and remember that at one point Tom Cruise was interested in playing Iron Man. Makes Downey Jr. seem even MORE perfect, no slam on Cruise. Personally I hope Whiplash doesn't show up in some contrived-ass 'costume', that would ruin it. The harness will rock once you see how they handle the energy whips, trust me on this. It's a static shot in broad daylight, think about how ridiculous the awesome Hellboy make-up would look if he was standing around in the California sunshine. Context me hardies, CONTEXT.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    so, is the underlying moral

    by zom-bot.com

    that all of iron man's 'villains' wouldn't be possible without the technology he invented? hence the glowy chest on everyfuckingbody? <P>that's kind of weak. i mean it's in line with batman's villains being theatrical and having themes because he started the trend, but it's not like all of his villains use bootleg wayne technology weapons. <P>is the best thing iron man can do to stop the super criminals is go away and quit inventing stuff? but no, he's to vain for that.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    holy shit look!

    by zom-bot.com

    poor danny trejo has been in a terrible accident that left him in a body brace- oh wait, that's the next villain in iron man 2.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    SHUT UP!!! TDK AND IRON MAN ARE BOTH GOOD MOVIES

    by Ponfarr

  • June 10, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Iron Man should fight Cockknocker.

    by Clavius

    Mark Hamill with a giant fucking fist vs. RDJ in an armor battle suit. I'd buy that for a dollar.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Clavius

    by malificus

    The funniest part of Hamill as Cockknocker was that Frank Gorshin giggle he let out after he announced himself. The guys a riot.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Iron Man was very good. His villains suck, though.

    by jsarnold513

    If you look at Iron Man's rogues gallery, except for Mandarin and maybe Fin Fang Foom, it's just a bunch of guys in knockoff armor (Iron Monger, Crimson Dynamo, etc). Whiplash is at least a little different... but yeah, he looks lame here. I trust Favreau, Downey, and Rourke enough to wait for how it plays out onscreen, but this pic isn't impressive. Then again, if Favreau intends to cap this trilogy off with a Demon in a Bottle/Mandarin tour de force in Part III, I can't think of who the hell they could've used who would be interesting, believable, and not just rehash Iron Monger all over again.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Just got my first look at this...

    by Trancer

    I think whoever said that this isn't the full suit *has* to be right - Stark took out a *tank* from a quarter-mile in the first movie. In this getup, Whiplash wouldn't last 3 seconds - one repulsor blast, game over. I should say I don't know anything about the character, so if his outfit somehow negates repulsors (or missiles), my bad.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    LOOKS JUST LIKE ELECTRO FROM RUNNING MAN

    by ass clown

    ONLY MICKEY ROURKE IS IN A WEE BIT BETTER SHAPE. WHY AM I TERRIFIED THAT SAMUEL L JACKSON WILL RUIN THIS MOVIE. HIS CASTING AS NICK FURY IS WORST IDEA EVER. WELL, CLOSE TO IT

  • June 10, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    SORRY I MEANT DYNAMO FROM THE RUNNING MAN

    by ass clown

    DYYYNNNNNAAAMMMOOOOOOOOOO DYNAMO!!!!! DYNNNAAAMOOO

  • June 10, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    I think he looks pretty dumb

    by Knightsong

    Reminds me of Nolte's Absorbing Man, only worse. I mean he looks like some kind of gay lion tamer. We'll see I guess.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    me wanna see BLACK WIDOW

    by joergn

    -

  • June 10, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    This asshole Rourke needs to do more Marv

    by GimpInMyPants

  • June 10, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    I think the Whiplash costume from cartoon is the shit

    by kenjinattix

    That marginally ok Iron Man Armored Adventures show had probably the baddest looking Whiplash costume I've ever scene. Whis they would use it. It seem very simple to make. What do you guys think? http://tinyurl.com/nt5mkv

  • June 10, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    How did this turn into a Dark Knight talkback?

    by Ponfarr

    I'll preface this with a nice IMO, 'cos that's what all the cool kids are doing. Oh, yeah, that and hating on TDK and/or IM. Both of those films were good, well made films. I'll follow along with flow of this tb and talk about TDK. I'm sick of people saying that Ledgers death is the reason for TDK's success. I'm sure it helped, but critics would not respond positively in almost complete unison about a film because one actor died. As far as the box office goes, hell a lot of people, even on the news and the radio were calling him, Keith Ledger when he died. He wasn't as well known as we think. He was a star, but no Brad Pitt, yet. The majority of the movie going audience won't go see a film just because someone from it died earlier in the year. Let alone as many times as people went to see TDK. The Crow didn't shatter any box office records, and Brandon Lee was killed while making the film. Far more dramatic. And Soul Men, man that did gangbusters at the box office, not to mention all the critical accolades it received. Granted there are differences in all these releases, but the point is that anticipation for TDK was fevered. They had earned that, but no matter the anticipation, no matter the tragedies a movie can not survive on hype alone. We all know this. We've seen many hyped film fail at the box office. But again that's all, IMO.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    DYNAMO AND MICKEY ROURKE... GAY LION TAMERS

    by ass clown

    WE WERE ALMOST IN BARSTOW WHEN THE DRUGS BEGAN TO TAKE HOLD

  • June 10, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    It kinda did happen for the crow.

    by mitortilla

    Lots of conspiracy theories, they wanted to go see the parts with the double and the supposed scene where he got shot. The Crow wasn't as popular a franchise as Buttyman. But I agree, why the fuck compare the two movies stand great as their own and they have different styles, then lets talk about all the superhero movies at the same time, they compare and contrast because both were UNARGUABLY GREAT.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Boo! We want Rourke as Titanium Man!

    by Raymar

  • June 10, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I love how

    by simondark

    there are people who come here and call other people stupid and losers and far worse.However,these are the same ones who continually come here ten times in the same story/talkback to piss and moan.You people are the losers in fact.and by the way..let there be blood sucked fucking big ass balls and was fucking terrible..just...terrible.not the acting mind you but the story and the point.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    one last thing

    by simondark

    I was the first to make the HE-MAN connection.Look up there at the subject line...by the powers of greyskull...or whatever i fuckin said.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    odysseus

    by simondark

    the dark knight was better than IRON MAN,only in a different way.It was more important than iron man..more real world if you will,And as far as the "speechifying" well thats just where a basic grasp of the english language comes in.Clunky action too...well if by revolutionary...never been done before..the highest grossing movie of 2000's..sure youre right..it was shitty.560,000,000 dollars last time i checked..sure.shitty.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    TDK had a lot of great acting - not just Ledger

    by lockesbrokenleg

    but it also had Caine, Oldman, and Freeman, too. That's a pretty perfect cast there. And Eckhart was excellent.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    I thought only Stark had arc reactor technology?

    by master_aesthete

    I mean, isn't that what powers his suit and makes him Iron Man?

  • June 10, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Thought it was Backlash?

    by Heckles

    Iron Man has the worst enemies. At least it's not Stilt Man.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    "This isn't a remake of Zardoz?"

    by master_aesthete

    LMAO

  • June 10, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    ZARDOOOZZZZ

    by mattforce7

    amazing film and this looks pretty interesting

  • June 10, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    ZARDOOOZZZZ

    by mattforce7

    amazing film and this looks pretty interesting

  • June 10, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Just got new info.

    by mitortilla

    The character is gonna be called Pussywhip.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    THE GUN IS GOOD..THE PENIS IS EVIL!!!!

    by mattforce7

    i just had to

  • June 10, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah I find nothing wrong with this pic

    by TheMandrakeRoot

    It's nothing mind-blowing but it's a cool early/out of context look at Rourke in action. No reason to be overly excited, but no reason to hate either. People forming final opinions based on this aren't being very logical imo.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    @ TheMandrakeRoot

    by ChezKing

    They are the same people who complained about the first pic release of the Mark 1 suit. The same people who endlessly compare Dark Knight to Iron Man. It not a problem of logic, they have no logic. It's a problem of stupidity. They simply have no real thought process. It's a short cut to thinking. It's really unfortunate. Because of them these talkbacks suffer.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Ponfarr

    by malificus

    Cool name. I always maintain first and foremost that it was Ledger's performance that made the film noteworthy most of all, but it did certainly benefit, in a sad way, from his death because it created a much-wider buzz than yet-another Bat Man film might have. The Crow was different because as much as I appreciated Brandon Lee his work was not nearly on par with Ledgers, say when someone would see The Crow they weren't particularly blown away by Lee's acting chops, though it was his best role.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Ledger was fantastic in TDK but Oldman gave the best..

    by odo19

    performance in the movie imo. Maybe because I kept hearing so much about Heath and how great he was that I was sick of it before I even saw the movie. Wasn't expecting anything from Oldman and he blew me away.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    For people who say IM & TDK are overrated

    by Continentalop

    I got news for you, all super hero movies are overrated. They are about guys in costumes with powers or hi-tech devices fighting crime or super-villains, how can they not be overrated? <p> I don't want a super hero movie that is a serious drama or a deep exploration of psychological or sociological issues. It doesn't have to be dumb and can touch on issues, but I don't want to sit and watch 3 hours of "There will be Spidey Blood" or "Citizen Wayne". <p> Does a super hero movie deliver action, a story, a hero I want to follow and a super villain plot? If yes on all three of those elements, than it delivers.

  • June 10, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    odo19

    by caruso_stalker217

    Oldman is fucking magical in that movie.

  • June 10, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Cold Water

    by subfreq

    Damn it. That pic has poured cold water on the enthusiasm for next year. I know the Whiplash character worked at Stark Inc but why does everyone have to have a:a prototype suit and b:wear the same round glowy disk thing. If it is the final suit then it is super lame.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    that is the most rediculous outfit ever

    by Castiel

    where the fuck is his cowl? and since most of his body is exposed, sure one or two replusor ray blasts should finish him off.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Soggy Fart

    by HideousSecretion

    Looks like a gay mishmash of Whiplash and Crimson Dynamo. Not too impressed. If they were going to have someone battle Iron Man topless why not Marrissa Tomei?

  • June 10, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Looks ok but....

    by masteryoda007

    Whos the master? Sho nuff Whos the greatest? Sho nuff Whos the badest mo fo? Sho nuff ....The Shogun of Harlem

  • June 10, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by David Cloverfield

    Real world tech mixed with fantasy tech.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    looks good but shouldnt it be crimson dynamo?

    by Prossor

    as others have said he's kind of like the main archnemesis.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    looks good but shouldnt it be crimson dynamo?

    by Prossor

    as others have said he's kind of like the main archnemesis.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Waterworld 2 ?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Cool!

  • June 10, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Prossor

    by odo19

    As I've heard it, the character is actually a mix of Whiplash and Crimson Dynamo. He will be called Whiplash but he'll have the character traits of Crimson Dynamo.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    C'mon guys...

    by Mr Gorilla

    This is B-level superhero stuff. It's wonderful that it was a success and we all love Downey Jnr, but really this is like Robocop with all the ideas taken out.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    sign me up

    by filmcoyote

    loved Iron Man, love Downey more, love Mickey even more than that. Like the bad-ass look of Mickey in this. Rourke vs Downey with a side of Rockwell and Johannson smouldering as ever, i am so there.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Looks a little Prince of Persia

    by bagwanbob

    but it seems to fit the feel of what they've already established. Should be interesting to see where Rourke goes with this.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    hmmm...

    by SunTzu77

    He looks like a reject extra from Death Race or Solarbabies.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    could this be a setup for the armor wars?

    by champvinyl

    pic looks good... hope rourke does a good job, thats about the only thing that worries me, hopefully favreau and co. can keep things reigned in. <P> there are so many crazy ways they could take this franchise, at least they seem to be studying their iron-man TPB's

  • June 10, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA

    by Darth_Tarantino

    That picture just gave me my first real smile of the day. Hillarious stuff.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    The original Whiplash was NOT a chick

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    Read Demon in a Bottle FFS! Though he did change his name to Blacklash then back to Whiplash before being killed off.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Bullets/Repulsor blasts would NOT work so easily on him

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    His whips move so fast they can deflect bullets and repulsor rays and slice through solid steel. He's going to kick ass on screen.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    If it wasn't Mick, that pic/outfit wouldn't excite me.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • June 10, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    That outfit's not his final costume

    by Laserhead

    It's a prelim he uses to bust out of prison. Can't say how I know that.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    The Stark generator

    by David Cloverfield

    is out of Tony's control, so all these weirdos can build their own weapons - seems to be the premise.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    ALL new movies are overrated

    by Laserhead

    Good TV is miles better than the movies at this point. Even the critical darlings are uniformly suck-ass when compared to the great, long-form stories on a top-tier TV show.<p>Take 'There Will be Blood'-- not a line of that writing was as good as David Milch's on Deadwood, and Daniel Day Lewis's scene-chewing, SNL parody performance wasn't nearly as good as McRainey as George Hearst in Deadwood season three. So fuck off slagging DK and Iron Man. ALL new movies are more shallow and less well-written than good TV right now.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by Jesiah

    Read my post again. That might have been the public's response to the first shot of Heath Ledger as the Joker, but not me. And most of those people who had that "emo" response at that first shot of Heath Ledger as Bruce Wayne's arch nemesis ended up eating their words when they saw the performance.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Wiplash killed a man and took a woman for ZHARDOZ

    by fireclown

    Yep. It works even down to the orange color palatte. That there is Sean Connery 2009. <P> Bring it on. I want a floating head. And you all know the villian path that Iron Man must take. 1) Stane 2) Mandarin 3) FIN FANG FOOM.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Boo! Stilt-Man or the Beetle would have been better!

    by Darksider

    What the hell? Whiplash? Was the Mandarin, Titanium Man, Crimson Dynamo, Ghost, Hydra, AIM, and the Living Laser all busy doing some other movie? FUUUUUCK!

  • June 10, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    The problem with Marvel movies

    by Keeper Of Chimps

    Is that they throw so many forgettable super villains at you with stupid names, that it weakens the character. DC seemed learned this the hard way in the horrible 90s Batman franchise. Lets see how many villains we can have in a movie with an industrial suit and call them things like Juggernaut, whiplash, abomination, iron monger, etc. Of course, this is also the reason Marvel comics suck.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Everybody Knows

    by Alex Childress

    ...that tony stark is Iron Man, after the end of part 1. My guess is everybody from Justin Hammer, to the Russian Mob, to yo mama are trying to get their own armor, and Tony is being challenged in the street and at public events by every upstart Tom, Dick, and Whiplash who thinks they can take him. Hence the public setting and Red Mafiya Rourke

  • June 10, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Well at least we have loads of unintentional...

    by Kid Z

    ... comedic moments as we listen to Mickey and Scarlet try to approximate Russian accents. I imagine we'll have to sit throw loads of w's-in-place-of-v's and r's trilled to a ridiculous extent a la Anton Yelchin in JJ Trek (By the way, that dude should be ashamed of himself and the Boris Badonov accents he used as Chekov since he actually is Russian and grew up there. But it was probably JJ's idea so I'll give the kid a pass this time.)

  • June 10, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    did you really just compare TWBB to Deadwood?

    by Michael_Bay_Rox

    ya, ya you did. Although I agree some-what, the quality of cable shows has vastly improved while movie quality has declined.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST

    I only like Wiplash . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . if I hear Anesthesia leading into it.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    this suit IS fucking ridiculous.

    by Michael_Bay_Rox

    But I'm sure the whips in action will save it some-what, also the finished suit will obviously be cooler.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    have any of you seen THE SPIRIT????

    by turketron_2

    I just needed a place to vent... holy shit my roommate netflix'd that turd and wasted a good 45 minutes of my life (we fast forwarded through most of it, managed to see Eva's ass which was the ONLY good thing in the movie). FUCK.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    ZARDOZ!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    WOW!

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Another guy with a light in his chest and some cheese ass Mad Max reject costume...FAIL!!!

  • June 10, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    everyone complaining will see this movie

    by ironic_name

    because you are ineffectual nerds who saw wolverine after saying you wouldn't.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    BlueHawaiiSurfer will never know the love of a woman.

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    It's not too late, to whip it! Whip it good!

    by Zardoz

    And thanks for thinking of me everyone! ;-)

  • June 10, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    uh...yeah, I'm afraid...of how terrible this could be.

    by JDanielP

    I hope to god this is ONLY from an "origin" sequence. At least make some attempt for him to LOOK like a super-villain. (PLEASE don't let me down, Fav!) I fear the worst.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Yikes, that looks like shit.

    by HoboCode

    No longer have hope for this film. Fuck Mickey Rourke and his fucking dead little rat dog too.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Looks STREET FIGHTER

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    This is just positively awful. It's Mickey Rourke in bondage gear. Remember a time when comics fans would be terrified of such an image and what it means for the film? These are apologists on this Talkback, those who are saying it looks great. It doesn't. It's not an opinion - it's a fact. It looks like Mickey Rourke in bondage gear. YIKES - how far did you fall, Favreau?

  • June 10, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    ironic_name

    by just pillow talk

    I found that last post rather amusing...<p>I'm kind of surprised they are going with this villain, but I'll be very curious to see him in action.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Why you don't think that's the final outfit is beyond.

    by Royston Lodge

    Here's a recent image of Whiplash from the comics. Look familiar?<p> http://tinyurl.com/mvcb7f

  • June 10, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Looks like some S&M outfit.

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    That looks like the kind of crazy getup that David Carradine would have probably been into.

  • June 10, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Ironic Name

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Will NEVER know the truth(?) of sarcasm. Seriously man boobs, calm down, it's a joke.

  • June 10, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah...

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

  • June 10, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    it wouldn't look so bad

    by zom-bot.com

    if the pose didn't look so stiff. makes the suit look so damn restrictive...not flexible at all, certainly not as agile, fast and powerful to deflect iron man's fucking blasters as the apologists are trying to convince us. this literally looks like someone ried to build the suit from STEEL using only forrest gump leg braces. FACT.

  • June 10, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    MICKEY ROURKE COULD RAPE TINA TURNER

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    AND I WOULD STILL LOVE HIM.

  • June 10, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Chest Plate Powers Whips?

    by filegumbo

    The Whiplash I know from the comics wore a pretty S&M outfit with a circular ring connecting leather pieces of his uniform together at the chest. This seems to have been converted into a powered chest ring similar to Iron Man's armor. I don't ever remember this from the books. Could it power the whip. And if anyone already mentioned this, sorry...I scrolled through the messages and didn't see anything.

  • June 10, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Anyone see Killshot?

    by zinc_chameleon

    Saw it on DVD. Rourke was great as Blackbird; mean and nasty and yet sympathetic at the same time. You kinda liked him (Rosario Dawson screwed him), but you knew in the end, he'd kill you. Stark/Downey finally has a worthy opponent.

  • June 10, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Why Whiplash?

    by Norm3

    Of all of Iron Mans Villains they chose a cross between Whiplash & Dynamo. I hate when they do shit like this!

  • June 10, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Ponfarr every takback here becomes about

    by Rufferto

    the Dark Knight. And every movie is compared to it. Where have you been?

  • June 10, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    At least the computer animated IRON MAN Whiplash looks cool.

    by JDanielP

    This does NOT look cool. This is a sad day.

  • June 10, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see Fin Fang Foom

    by alienindisguise

    yeah, that's right, I would.

  • June 10, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Check out this link of IRON MAN pics! (close the gaps)

    by JDanielP

    http://screenrant.com/mickey-rourke-whiplash-concept-art-iron-man-2-kofi-9236/

  • June 10, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Recycle Boredom

    by subfreq

    The collar bone sections of the costume are the same from the Iron Man suit and as mentioned the yawnfest of the round power unit in the chest. Why is there such a terminal lack of imagination and need to recycle the same designs? I expect Mandarin to have the round power unit somehow worked in when ever he is arrives into the franchise.

  • June 10, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    err...rather, link to WHIPLASH pics. (encouraging)

    by JDanielP

    I would avoid the flesh revealing kind, though it may be okay within origin development. I'd like to see something based on the computer animated version from the IRON MAN tv show. But it is encouraging...to see a conceptual design of a more protective suit, true of not.

  • June 10, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    looks silly

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    so this is what laying down a monumental performance like rourke did in the wrestler get you these days: parading around in your underwear on a car racing track for (enter amount here). sickening.

  • June 10, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Choose your Whiplash:

    by JDanielP

    http://screenrant.com/mickey-rourke-whiplash-concept-art-iron-man-2-kofi-9236/

  • June 10, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I like that one in red and black

    by Rufferto

    I never seen that before. Must be from fairly recent comics. I could see those energy whips cause some serious damage.

  • June 10, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    "BATMAN AND ROBIN" meets "IRON MAN AND WHIPLASH"

    by JDanielP

    Don't let us down, Fav! Even comic books can get it wrong!

  • June 10, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    ZAAARDOOOZ!

    by mitortilla

  • June 10, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    So you're going to fight a guy in a suit of armor with whips?

    by Falafalguy

    Russians are fucking stupid.

  • June 10, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    digital8 OVERRATED. FACT!

    by Shaner Jedi

    I liked the first film. I just hope they don't have too many villains in this one.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    iron man is cool, but his villains suck

    by zom-bot.com

    unless you want to tackle the racial sterotype that is mandarin, or go against 'realism' and bring in fin fang foo, iron man's villains suck. they should have just kept it at iron man 1 and then made an avengers movie, instead of having to drag out and merge his third rate baddies to fill out 3 movies.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    god damn edit feature!!!!

    by zom-bot.com

    and fast fingers. i totally know it's FOOM....not foo.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I'm thinking of a new villain, called THE ADJUSTER

    by YackBacker

    An insurance adjuster sent in to do a risk assessment of Tony Stark for his life insurance policy. The Adjuster and his band of ninja-actuaries!

  • June 10, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    The only bad thing about Iron Man...

    by knowthyself

    Was the lame fight at the end. Also I think the trailer gave away every good scene. No surprises in the actual movie itself.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Jon Favreau thinks he's an auteur now

    by Stabby

    thanks to the success of Iron Man. You made an above average superhero movie, Jon! That does not an artistic visionary make!

  • June 10, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Whiplash has a Tony Stark Power Source, too?

    by rgc123

    So are they gonna make Tony "responsible" for every villan in the Iron Man films due to his technology being stolen and sold over and over? Just curious...I'll still be seeing this movie 1st weekend

  • June 10, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    everyone who has seen Zardoz has this urge to say...

    by mattforce7

    ZARDOOOZZZ!!!

  • June 10, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Mickey looks ridiculous in that picture

    by Stabby

    If they're not going to use the S&M mask, which I understand since you're paying good money for Rourke and you want folks to recognize him, they should at least shave Mickey's head. That would make him look badasser and perhaps a little Biker from the Village People gay, which I think is what you're going for with Whiplash.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I found another picture of Whiplash!

    by mitortilla

    http://tinyurl.com/5fdtn3

  • June 10, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Favreau is obviously trustworthy...

    by Cellar Door

    ...he demonstrates both competency and respect in his work. From what I've read of the character and what I've seen from Favreau, this looks to be quite promising.<p>He could loose that trust of course but with whatever flaws you insist on pulling from movies like Spiderman or Iron Man or The Dark Knight but the people producing these films (all of them) are not only giving us actually good movies but we get hints of the greatest storylines coming out of Marvel in the hands of some clearly talented people who've managed to prove that they can make a good movie, keep it serious and still fun, and pay as much geek cred as possible and still make a watchable movie beyond the geekverse.<p>Think of the "bad" aspects of these "good" movies and then compare them to the "bad" aspects of the "bad" (shittier) comic book movies. Do they even come close? Affleck and Forehead woman in the most choreographed bullshit fight ever? Mr. Fantastic busting a move on the dance floor? Thing making colloquial witticisms? Wolverine fighting squarely on the side of the humans?<p>Compared to Bale's cheesy Bats voice? Compared to Spidey's lack of witty comments to any villain he's fighting? Compared to some degree of heavy-handed dialog from various characters?<p>I mean is it me or are we comparing some line/delivery issues with the fucking the equivalent of a poop joke?

  • June 10, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Cellar Door, so what you're saying is that

    by Stabby

    Iron Man is the best superhero movie ever? No, that distinction would probably go to Catwoman. Just kidding! Actually, TDK, most likely, Bale's cheesy Bats voice and all. Iron Man was a good pop corn flick and I enjoyed it very much, but it did not have the depth of TDK, that little more je ne sais quoi that allowed it to transcend it's genre.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    mitortilla

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    whether or not i'm defending this film, that was just bold and hilarious. Bravo.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Ha, Ha, mitrortilla!

    by Stabby

    I just watched a 'Bones' episode about Rider and Pony fetishists. Wow, I thought they were just making that shit up. What a bunch of freaks. My rider would have to look like Jessica Alba to get me to dress up like that fool and even then don't think I'd do it.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 plot

    by the_octagon

    Mickey Roarke becomes sick and tired of having to charge his iPhone everyday and can't upgrade to the 3G S for another year and a half so he steals Tony Stark's chest battery.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah JDanielP's got the info.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    ttp://screenrant.com/mickey-rourke-whiplash-concept-art-iron-man-2-kofi-9236 All credit goes to him. This is exactly what i've been trying to put in words, the top picture is what it will pretty much look like. No worrys of an alien lookalike or a freaky bondage man.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Make sure you close the gaps in the URL, I dont know why it wouldnt let me.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Randy the Ram..

    by jarnevic

    Looks like Randy "The Ram" figured out to deal with his heart issues. Also, who plays the "17-year old girl" in this movie? Because she will probably be Rourke's latest fling.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    WHY AM I BORED?

    by uberman

    I liked Batman, Ironman, but not enough to see either one again. To tell the truth, I'm kinda bored by these comic movies at this point. No real suspense, no real sense of danger-I think we all watch just to see the fights and Fx and robots and ...whatever. Same with the new Terminator. I'm looking forward to THE ROAD and THE WOLFMAN. Comic movies...not so much anymore.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Iron Man, best SH movie ever?

    by Cellar Door

    No, I'd say that prestigious award would go to "The Incredibles". But the best translation from comic to movie? Well, I'd say Favreau has got to be close to the top..certainly top 5. Nolan is there too of course..Singer, etc. I mean even if we can't agree which is the best, surely we can agree on who's doing the best job of getting the page to the screen?<p>Altho..that said..even a jackass like Tim Story got a lot right about certain aspects of character interaction but when taking the long view...Story can't compete with cats like Favreau, etc...

  • June 10, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    So many psychics here

    by gavdiggity

    Hey dumbasses... the ONLY thing we know from looking at this picture is that Mickey Rourke is in the goddamn movie. <P> Everyone saying the costume looks lame needs to calm the fuck down and wait for more context. I'm willing to bet this is an early model of a suit that becomes more refined over the course of the movie (you know... just like the actually armor did in the first one). <P> Christ almighty, some of you guys are whiny bitches.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    All real Iron Man fans know.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    That he needs to look like a Horny Russian Pirate. Now, if you can't agree that they didn't pull that off with this one Prototype Suit pic alone, then you have a seriously disgusting mind.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    "actual" not "actually"

    by gavdiggity

    that is all

  • June 10, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I WAS so looking forward IM2 but

    by welsh12uk

    after seeing this pic of an S&M reject from Pulp Fiction well I'm on the fence now and slightly aroused...whip it whip it good!

  • June 10, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    So fucking lame

    by Aftermath1349

    I don't usually type stupid, hateful shit on here but this looks fucking terrible. I can't even properly describe why this looks so bad.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Um. Next official picture please

    by FrodoFraggins

    This doesn't interest me in Iron Man 2 in the least.

  • June 10, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Welsh man

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I hate Mickey Rourke a lot, but since Sin City and his unbelievable performance in The Wrestler, I can't help want to see him in more films. You'd know what i'm talking about if you've seen The Wrestler.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Over at Superherohype.com

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Not that it's a HUGE difference but you can see it in a bigger format and it makes more of an impact, you see all the cool ink on him and shit.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    only homosexuals dislike this design of mik's prison built suit

    by ironic_name

    that he upgrades bit by bit.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Whiplash vs Tony Stark or Tony Stewart?

    by BanditDarville

    Mickey has the pole at Rockingham. Rubbin is racin' and Rourke wants a take a piece out of Smoke's ass in Turn 3!

  • June 10, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I'm going to come

    by Abominable Snowcone

    bring it on

  • June 10, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    For True IM Fans

    by mitortilla

    The problem is not the costume, the problem is the character: Justin Hammer Badass Justin Hammer + Crimson Dynamo Badassier Justin Hammer + Ultimo Badassiest Justin Hammer + Whiplash = Weak Justin Hammer + Whiplash, Blizzard, Melter = Maybe But you people are forgetting, a third baddie... War Machine. So Mr. Favreau, my apologies for dobuting you.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    relax everybody, it'll be cool

    by smudgewhat

    you know it will. downey is great, rourke is great, favreau totally cares about the story and characters. this is probably prototype Whiplash earlier in movie leading to a full suit later. either way i have total faith in these guys that it will fun, ridiculous, and nasty. just like IM1

  • June 10, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    relax everybody, it'll be cool

    by smudgewhat

    the actors are great, favreau cares about the material, rourke is a madman, and this is probably an early version of the suit early in the movie. when he whips IM it's going to be fun, nasty and ridiculous which is the fucking point. fun, mostly.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    damn caching... sorry to repeat

    by smudgewhat

  • June 10, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    But then I start thinking

    by mitortilla

    If Tony is gonna pull out the war machine armor, he needs a really bad baddie like Ultimo, or if they're gonna fight together. I wanna see a lot of friggin' armors, armor wars even happy or pepper in one of the old school armors. like star wars

  • June 10, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Hey Lighthead!

    by TedKordLives

    Hey Christmas Tree!

  • June 10, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I like the outfit, does it come with a genital noose?

    by DAVID_CARRADINES_DEATH_SPUNK

  • June 10, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Demon in a Bottle

    by mitortilla

    Stark meets with the Avengers, agreeing to their request that Iron Man temporarily step down as their leader, and asks for and receives hand-to-hand fight training from Captain America. He then meets with Scott Lang, the second Ant-Man, and asks him to sneak into the prison where Whiplash is being held to get information on the person named Hammer. Stark uses the information and flies to Monaco with James Rhodes to investigate. Hammer is alerted to their presence and sends soldiers to attack them. They are both knocked unconscious; Stark is taken prisoner and Rhodes is left in public and arrested by the local police when he awakens. When Stark awakens he is confronted by Justin Hammer, who reveals that he has been responsible for Iron Man's armor malfunctions. Angered that he lost a lucrative bid to Stark International, Hammer, with the aid of scientists in his employ, took control of Iron Man's armor and forced him to kill the ambassador in an attempt to ruin the reputation of the company. Stark attempts to escape Hammer's compound by climbing over a wall, but sees that he is on a giant floating island at sea.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    RAM JAM! RAM JAM!

    by jarjarmessiah

  • June 10, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Maybe he's just finding his footing...

    by mattforce7

    ZAARDOOOZZZ!!!!

  • June 10, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell

    by TedKordLives

    He's gonna skullfuck us all when this comes out. I love that no one mentions him when they talk about this movie. <P> He's gonna own it.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    IM3:Armor Wars

    by TedKordLives

    This is definitely looking like it's building towards an Armor Wars-type scenario. And I'm digging that to no end.

  • June 10, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Needs man-tits

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    If Rourke's cracked, decrepit man-tits were exposed, instead of covered, it'd be the most terrifying image in the history of film! Almost as scary as Helen Murren's man-tits! Or God help us, DENNIS Muren's man-tits!

  • June 10, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    He is!

    by TedKordLives

    He IS rocking a toothpick. That's awesome. That actually seals the deal for me: I like this photograph of Mickey Rourke. <P> Seriously.

  • June 10, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke as a Marvel villian is brilliant

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    He's got the build, the attitude and the acting chops. He's probably the best actor cast as a villian in the Marvel movies since Thomas Hayden Church as the Sandman. And even though that movie sucked, it was because they had underwritten his part in favor of fucking Venom.

  • June 10, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Exactly.

    by TedKordLives

    Fuck Venom. Fuck most of Spidey's post Lee-Ditko-Romita villains, as a matter of fact. Can anyone think of any decent villains from the last 20 years? Carrion? Shriek? Doppelganger? Jonas Salk?

  • June 10, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Oh boo-hoo

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    I was one letter off. So sue me!

  • June 10, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Oh boo-hoo

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    I was one letter off. So sue me!

  • June 10, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Ok, Cocknasty

    by TedKordLives

    You may be right.

  • June 10, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Woops!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • June 10, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by RipperGiles

    Looks like Charles Bronson fucked the evil lady from "Superman 3" after she turned into a computer.<br><br> What's the plot? He's pissed that uber-douche Tony Starke makes a nasty remark about his dead dog on his Twitter page and vows revenge?<br><br> It's like Wal-Mart made a He-Man movie with Michael Stipe as Skeletor.<br><br> I'm really disappointed that I found nowhere to make a David Carradine joke. That failure has me all... choked... up.

  • June 10, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    angry cunt spelling lesson for boards

    by RipperGiles

    1) pic -- short for picture. "That pic of Mickey Rourke from Iron Man II is... ahem... interesting." Pluralization: pics.<br> 2) pick -- to chose, select. "I pick Kiefer Sutherland to win best head but of a gay fashion fruit of the year."<br><br> 3) teh -- typographical error of the word "the"; most commonly overused by emo cuntsmears. 4) pentultimate -- second to last. "The penultimate episode of The X-Files was as disappointing as the final one." 5) antepenultimate -- third to last. Most commonly used on message boards trying to make epic events out of the third-from-the-last episode. "The antepenultimate episode Greys Anatomy had some annoying fucks doing some annoying shit and no one getting called a fruit anymore"<br><br> Thus endeth the lesson.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    I'd pay money

    by TedKordLives

    to see either Charles Bronson fucking the Computer Lady from Superman III. <P> OR <P> Michael Stipe as Skeletor. <P> Is that strange?

  • June 10, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    not impressed

    by Nizzuts

    By itself, this pic is not that impressive. In fact, it looks like something my 12 year old son would make using scrap metal and junk from grandpa's yard. Hopefully it won't be as bad when the movie is complete.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Ripper

    by TedKordLives

    Ah ah ah, no spelling mistakes in posts about spelling and/or grammar. <P> It's 'headbutt' or 'head butt'. <P> teh

  • June 10, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    is this site dead

    by animas

    it seems to average 1 new article a day

  • June 10, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I'll still be in line to watch the movie...

    by ckone

    It's just that this pic isn't that inspiring...I am sure that there is a reason for the half assed ness that it looks like...it just looks crappy. But again I trust in Favreu...he will deliver.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Animus

    by TedKordLives

    You don't really come here for news, do you? I think AICN has devolved into geeks screaming at each other. Which I happen to find hilarious. That's why I come here.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    you are right

    by animas

    guess i should find something to argue about

  • June 10, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    How long before Rourke reverts back to his

    by Stabby

    diva difficult to work with ways. "Jon, I look fucking ridiculous in this fucking thing. I'm not fucking wearing it. CG it the fuck on me if you want, but I ain't fucking putting that shit on me." Just saying, you know it's coming.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    battle of the goatees

    by ALDEN

    what's up with the bad unattached goatee love

  • June 10, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives and Animus

    by Stabby

    This site has become a showcase for DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD and all of his minions.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Rehash of the last film? (Power Source)

    by Animation

    I totally disagree with Quint's comment that "we're not just rinse-wash-repeating the last film." The fact that the Iron Man chest power source is being stolen and used against Stark AGAIN ... UGH. That is the very definition of a rehash. I'm not saying it wont be good, but it is a let-down. I'll still see the movie, but the whole time I'm going to be viewing this through the "repeat" lens.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Seeing Rourke reminds me of the Wrestler...which..

    by conspiracy

    reminds me of Marisa Tomei. Ummm...Marisa Tomei; such a luscious ass, incredible legs, and without a doubt the finest nipples in film today bar none.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Stabby/Conspiracy

    by TedKordLives

    Stabby-Yeah, but I personally think DGDB is pretty funny. I read the TBs during slow times at work and just laugh my patootie off. <P> Conspiracy-The idea that THAT picture gets you all excited down there is hi-lar-i-ous. I see what you're getting at(MT WAS fucking hot in the Wrestler), but it's just funny.

  • June 10, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    looks good

    by blackrabbit26

    not much of a villain though!

  • June 10, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    that animation reminds me

    by animas

    has anyone seen "Splice?"

  • June 10, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    I don't have a problem with DGDB

    by Stabby

    but, the trend of other TalkBackers mimicking his name is getting old, even if some of them are pretty funny, like DavidCarradines_DeathSpunk. Ah, the price you pay for being a celebrity and trendsetter, DANNY.

  • June 10, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Marisa Tomei's ass owns me

    by Stabby

    'Nuff said!

  • June 10, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    He looks like an old S&M He-Man

    by subtlety

    You know it to be true.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    re: the iron man chest thingy on Rourke

    by RipperGiles

    it was at his request. It contains the remains of his dog, so he can always have him close to his heart.<br><br> And I'd TOTALLY let Marissa Tomei use my face as an easy chair. As long as she promised to let me actually witness her wash Rourke's ball sweat from it.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Stabby

    by TedKordLives

    Yeah, the imitators are really stupid and pointless. They suck. But DGDB and the rest get my respect because I read the entire 'Baleback' and it was amazing.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    To me, Tomei!

    by TedKordLives

    The things I would do to her. Or for her. Or in her general vicinity.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Thats Whiplash?

    by Brigon

    I am getting a real bad feeling. I hope thats a prototype costume cos I sure can't see it having any chance against Tony's Mark III (or possibly Mark IV in IM2)

  • June 10, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    The rise of DGDB was the start of AICN's decline

    by The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain

    People used to actually debate stuff around here but since DGDB arrived on the scene, everyone is just rude to each other. Everyone tries to immitate DGDB's stupid comments like "Praise Bale!" (For what? Being an asshole on a movie set?) or by forcing your views down other peoples' throats and not listening to their responses.<p>It's a real shame.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    I agree, what made Dark Knight so awesome

    by smackfu

    is that it was basically a Batman movie without Batman. It was literally the first time in any Superhero franchise where the most exciting moments *aren't* when the title hero is on screen. People watching any other hero movie for the 8th time are probably fast forwarding all the dialogue scenes to get to the superhero action, whereas people watching Dark Knight are fastfowarding all the hero action scenes to get to the dialogue. That says something about the quality of the film.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Still going opening night

    by HideousSecretion

    I still think the pic looks lame. But Iron Man was an excellent comic book movie and I'm willing to bet IM2 is just as good. My biggest fear is the switching actors for Rhodes/War Machine. The original guy (forget his name) was really good for the part.

  • June 10, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Rufferto y malificus

    by Ponfarr

    True Rufferto, what was I thinking? I also echo your sentiments regarding Iron Man, definitely gets written off as fun, when it's much more than that. And malificus, I pretty much agree with you.

  • June 10, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Does any filmmaker have the guts to kill the hero

    by animas

    that would have made the Dark Knight even better

  • June 10, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    To the man behind the curtain

    by Ponfarr

    I couldn't agree with you more. Most of the people on here sound like whinny little brats with potty mouth's. Not that I give a fuck about cussing, it just shouldn't be the root of your humor or the depth of your input. I also think it's funny that someone is imitating the real DGDB and making him sound ridiculous. Though he did that well enough on his own. Point is, there are people on here who still want a discussion not a flamewar.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Regarding Danny and the site's decline...

    by SK229

    I don't think Danny has anything to do with the site's decline. That's all down to the site itself and he's one of the few who doesn't back down from Harry and Mori when they're shoveling shit. They suffer a serious credibility problem at this point. I mean, even as late as today, there's this bullshit calling out some other movie news site because of the Schwarzenegger/Predator story, and Harry being a fucking stuck-up douche, acting like, "I'll clear this up, I can call RR in the middle of the night if I want." Fuck you... seriously - FUCK - YOU. I hate that pompous, holier-than-thou bullshit. You would think after the Wolverine thing that they'd get the picture, but no... same ole shit. We're talking about people that possess ZERO FUCKING SELF-AWARENESS. And THANK CHRIST Mori is gone. There were times that I loved his writing about movies, don't get me wrong, but when it's encased in a post where he's either excoriating someone or talking about his place in Hollywood or his son or whatever other B.S., I'm too angry to care by the time I get to the good stuff. As opposed to Harry's shit, which I don't even read anymore. There's hope in the TB's, which the Baleback is proof of. It's the only reason anyone comes here. The stories are nothing more than a jumping off point for a discussion. <p>I DO think Danny used to be pretty bad when disagreeing with people (happened to me once concerning Scorsese), but he's since toned down a little and seems to know that his opinions are just that, HIS opinions. I actually can't believe that another site hasn't come up in the place of AICN. It's about fucking time, seriously. To me, there are two things which nobody has yet replicated... 1) despite complaints, the ease of use of the TB's themselves. I hate sites where there's pages and pages of comments and every comment has an avatar, ten fucking icons above the post and a + button to open replies. AICN might be old hat in comparison, but it works and it's part of the genius of the site itself - the simple design. 2) The site's personalities... even as I may bitch and moan, Harry, Mori, Quint, Vern, etc. are a focusing point. Other sites are like Epcot without the big silver ball to draw your attention. Aintitbalenews could actually have a shot because it's based around these personalities with crazy names and each have their own niche, but I also think that eventually you have to pull back the curtain and show your actual self. <p>But ultimately, a big reason everyone is still coming here is out of habit. Why go to some other site to discuss something with ten other users when you can come to AICN and KNOW that your posts will get read and an actual discussion might ensue. That's what has kept it going in recent years. Prior to that, it was the slow overlap of Harry and Mori into ACTUAL Hollywood and that created an excitement and some exclusives they couldn't have gotten otherwise. Part of the saga of AICN has been watching the outsiders become insiders, but now we're in the eventual decline, where they're so inside (or think they are, more like it) that they often seem to look down on the very audience that made them successful. Add to that the general laziness and the 'legitmacy' of Drew and it's the perfect storm for another site to come up and grab their audience. This, my friends, is the beginning of the end.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    May be the beginning of the end-

    by TedKordLives

    But it's gonna be a helluva ride down!

  • June 10, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    DGDB has NOTHING to do with the site's decline

    by D.Vader

    And Man Behind the Curtain, you're an idiot for even trying to connect the two. This site was in decline LONG before Danny showed up and added his often humorous, sometimes immature vitriol to the talkbacks. <p> But that's neither here nor there. This site went into decline when Harry's tastes and opinions became tainted by all his "pwesents" and paid-for trips. <p>This site went into decline when they stopped posting "cool news". <p> It went into decline when they started posting stories that had already been reported elsewhere weeks before. <p>This site went into decline once Harry started posting ScriptGirl videos and tried to pawn them off to us as original content made for AICN. <p> This site went into decline when the banhammer started falling mercilessly without warning and without explanation. <p> It started declining when Beaks and his smug pretentiousness came in and started treating Talkbackers as if they were inferior (makes sense, being a former talkbacker himself). <p> It went into decline when Moriarty and Quint started distancing themselves from the site.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    D.Vader-

    by TedKordLives

    For the win! Nice knowing ya, buddy.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    The biggest reason for the decline of this site, however...

    by D.Vader

    Is Harry's willful ignorance of his audience, his fans, his viewers. The fact that he doesn't give a shit about his "customers" so to speak, the very people that elevated him and his site, pisses me off. That's what really drove this site down. When HeadGeek just became a joke.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Everything turns into a Dark Knight TB eventually

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    That's how fucking good that movie was

  • June 10, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    oh and Mickey looks like a Running Man Stalker

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    Or a drag race clean up guy..wtf is he holding? a road sweeper?

  • June 10, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by D.Vader

    Do I take your last post to suggest I'm about to get banned =)?

  • June 10, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    ENOUGH WITH MICKY FUCKED UP ROURKE

    by TITBAG

    FUCKING DOUCHE COULDN'T ACT THEN, CAN'T FUCKING ACT NOW. IS THERE ANYBODY THAT FUCKING ISN'T GOING TO BE IN THIS NEW IRON MAN DEBACLE? SERIOUSLY? ANYONE? WHAT ABOUT THAT SEXY CHICK FROM FIREFLY WITH THE MASSIVE BUSH. I HEARD SHE MIGHT NOT HAVE SIGNED UP YET.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    IS THERE ANY PONCE IN THE NEW IRON FAG...

    by TITBAG

    ...WHO DOESN'T HAVE AN ARC REACTOR ON THEIR CHEST OR IN THEIR POSSESSION? FFS.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by TedKordLives

    You just called out the site and everyone in charge of it. Whaddayou think? <P> I am in complete agreement, btw. I haven't been surfing this site hardcore for too long, but even I can see it. Shit, I was surprised to see this pic here so soon. Figured it'd be another couple of days (weeks?) before AICN got a hold of it.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit!

    by TedKordLives

    Something TITBABBLE said almost made me smile a little. <P> Almost.

  • June 10, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Well I hope not, TedKord

    by D.Vader

    I've been here for 11 years with the same handle and I've seen FAR far worse criticism from other talkbackers and they've gotten away with it. Besides, criticism should NEVER be a reason for dropping the banhammer. Ever. <p> But who knows, these people are so damn unpredictable sometimes. Definitely not Professional, like you and me.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    m rourke -whiplash

    by eec55

    i think forrest gump's leg braces flew off and landed on m rourke's arms!!

  • June 10, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    The_Man_Behind_The_Curtain -- nice grab for attention....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....you spineless piece of shit. <P>No one around here was rude before I came? You know when I became a registered user? January 2008. So before that.....the TB's were all sweet and civil? Yeah fucking right. And what the fuck does the tone of the TB'S have to do with the content of the site? The lacking of exclusives and dependency on mainstream reporting? Thats all me huh? <p>Die in a holocaust motherfucker. And don't name drop me again. Find your own voice you unoriginal fuck.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    And I absolutely agree the trend of imitators is old as shit.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Now I think THAT bullshit actually harms the TB's. Have some fucking originality people.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    And in response to this pic....it looks like shit.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • June 10, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I think Rourke is dressed as Carradine

    by Continentalop

    If someone else said this, my apologies. I am not going to scan through this TB to check - to much hate.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    The imitators just make TB's boring

    by D.Vader

    They don't add anything to the conversation one way or another. Its just clutter.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    harry isn't a proper movie reviewer though... or is he

    by ironic_name

    I am glad harry has this site, but if he likes Godzilla and says we should see the movie, does it matter? I don't come here for reviews I come here for what has been declining, spy photos and secret shit, if you got trinkets from Jim Cameron and set trips, you'd sell out too. it's a shame that there isn't more leaking going on though.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    "May be the beginning of the end. But it's gonna be a helluva ride down!" <p>Amen.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    There's so much hate let's celebrate

    by welsh12uk

    that IM2 will be made and that I had a healthy poop. And Marisa Tomei can act and has a great bod as well. She should be in IM2 and I don't care what role it is.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    D.Vader speakethe truth.

    by Sal_Bando

    With a capital 'T'. MrGlover's not the reason for any kinda decline, he's just here alot, that's all. If he were banned you'd still have asshats like TomBodet here so there ya be. MrGlover is just-Enthusiastic, about his points of view. That's all. <p> And has a cool name.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Don't feed the greasy haired bear...

    by Soliok

    Couldn't they have at least hosed him down before putting him in front of the camera. Why do people keep giving Mickey Rourke work? The guy is a talentless scumbag, and putting him on a pity pedestal for The Wrestler, and before that, Sin City has only to lessen the entertainment value of future films in which Rourke might have a prospective role. Iron Man 2 will be a tough viewing if I have to see that greasy mumbler in every other shot. Not happy.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Sal_Bando -- I knew he was a BALEIEVER.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • June 10, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    marisa tomei in iron man 2

    by ironic_name

    THE TITANIC TIT QUEEN!

  • June 10, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Whats up with that shit braided into his hair?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Is he a 12 year old black girl from Phillie?<P>Does Whiplash jump rope?

  • June 10, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    TomBodet? I HATE that guy!

    by D.Vader

  • June 10, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Or do they spell it "PHILLY"? Yeah I think so....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Fuck.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    THE ABDOMINAL ASS JIGGLER!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    D.VADER SHUTTHEFUCKUP

    by TITBAG

  • June 10, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    THE MESH TOP MARAUDER

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    SERIOUSLY D.VADER

    by TITBAG

    SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    TITBAG = I AM THE TERMINATOR

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • June 10, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    the oscar obfuscator

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    THE TWO PRONGED LOVE SCORPION!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    The joke, of course being--

    by Sal_Bando

    --I'm TomBodet, duh. <p> Bale is okay, but not a fave actor per se of mine. I enjoyed the 'professional' rant of his however, a real scream.<p> Waiting to see TurdontheRun and MrGlover jousting.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    the cockball punisher!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    THE RACK QUEEN!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    THE QUANTUM SINGLE MOTHER!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    THE FELLATRIX!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    The White Trash Queen!

    by TedKordLives

    Danny-What do you think Whiplash does with his whips in his down time? <P> He jumps rope!

  • June 10, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    THE POLE-ER BARE!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    THE ELECTRIC ESCORTINA!

    by ironic_name

  • June 10, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Pretty sure.

    by TedKordLives

    I'm pretty sure Whiplash is a 14-year-old black girl from Philly. Not 12. But I think Rourke has the chops to pull it off. 'Any tips?', he asks Downey.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Damn, ironic...

    by TedKordLives

    Plumbing the depths there.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    I can't compete with 'the white trash queen'

    by ironic_name

    it was right there and I couldn't even see it. excellent work. I'll be back though!

  • June 10, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    just remember, if you spend too long at a strip club

    by ironic_name

    they'll call you the blueballed beetle.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    The Hypno Hustler!

    by TedKordLives

    Actually, that really IS the name of a '70s Spider-Man villain. Oh, man, Marisa Tomei as the Hypno Hustler in Spidey 4! Make it happen Raimi!

  • June 10, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Shit! Titbag got me!

    by D.Vader

    The Battle of Wits has begun! And I am obviously losing to... to... the mighty Titbag *snicker*.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Ha!

    by TedKordLives

    I love winning pseudo-contests.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I AM the BlueBalled Beetle

    by TedKordLives

    I should get a new handle. I'm a lonely lonely Beetle. <P> Ironic_name, you are obviously a comic book fan. You are cool.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    drink responsibly

    by ironic_name

    http://tinyurl.com/kjg5cq

  • June 10, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    I keep checking back....

    by BYOBkenobi

    ...in hopes that the picture will improve, or was a fake. God that sucks so badly, even for a prototype. Rourke looks like a filthy fucking crackhead. Shit, even the mark-I looked amazing compared to that peice of fecal matter. Horrible. Horrible indeed.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Hypno Hustler! shit! you win.

    by ironic_name

    I blame the being awake at 10 to 10 in the morning for my lack of boob/slut related marvel jokes.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    The site started declining a long time ago

    by RobertBaron

    I've been reader since 97 or so. Back then they would actually break stories or run spy reports or show a blurry pic of something cool taken by somebody on the set. Back then, they would mention off-hand in another story that they have a script to something cool in their hands. Back then they would have fucking reviewed the script. <p> I'm not sure exactly when it happenend, maybe around 2002 or so, but they lost their nuts and actually started worrying about the studios and their access and their cease and desist letters. They basically became like the guy from Almost Famous. Harry et al actually believe all these H-wood big wigs and directors and the like are really their friends! <P> The site has never declined because of any TB'er. The site declined because the people that run it (they all seem to be decent fellows btw) decided they liked lubing up their assholes and taking as a big a dick as they could fit.

  • June 10, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    squirrel girl's sister in law, beaver babe?

    by ironic_name

    homer sleep now.

  • June 10, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Ugly as shit?

    by DennisMM

    Yeah, and it's supposed to be. This guy got his hands on arc reactor technology and built his own rig, using what he was able to scrounge apparently. Perspective, people. The IM Mark I was ugly, too. The Iron Monger wasn't pretty, either.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Ironic_name

    by TedKordLives

    Beaver Babe! I love it! But 10am? Where the hell are you, Estonia?

  • June 10, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    DennisMM

    by TedKordLives

    That's a good point. The orange pants kinda make me think he built that while in prison, somehow. And that would parallel Tony's arc (hehe) in the first movie, which makes sense from a storytelling point of view. Makes the audience care or some fucking shit.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Marisa Tomei...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...would have been a better choice for Widow than what we're gonna get.<P>Oh, believe me, the fanboy in me knows she'd still be all rawng, yet her acting ability surpasses ScarJo's several times over. And hair can be dyed.<P>Should'a went with the Russian speaking Kate Beckinsale, who is only a few years younger than Widow's age-in-appearance.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    You know what this REALLY looks like?

    by DennisMM

    It looks like the frame-and-wires version of the flight boots and repulsor units we see Tony try out in that first flying scene. Only lower-tech. Bare bones. Pro-to-type. <P> TedKordLives, I think the orange pants/jumpsuit are meant to be camouflage he used to sneak into the auto race. There's a crew guy in back in an orange jumpsuit.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Something I liked about 616 BLACKlash...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...was how he tried to cope with getting along in society after serving time, but couldn't find work due to an insanity plea that landed him in the joint in the first place. It eventually drove him back to a life of crime. Can't remember the comic title this story arc appeared in, but it was quite compelling for such a second-string villain.<P>Beetle II -- what you wrote gives me hope!

  • June 10, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    DennisMM

    by Immortal_Fish

    And you are so quick to dash said hopes. ;-)

  • June 10, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    WWUBS

    by nomimes

    what would uncle bukkake say? 'nough said!

  • June 10, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Heh

    by TedKordLives

    I didn't know that about Blacklash. That's a pretty strong arc. I love reading about villains. Ostrander's Suicide Squad is one of the best comic runs EVER. And the fact that there are TWO Thunderbolts comics right now (essentially) blows me away. <P> Ok, maybe you're right, DennisMM. My idea's better, tho.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    So, he has metal near his heart too? Is this in the comic?

    by Alfie Boy

  • June 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Where's his sidekick?

    by TedKordLives

    Bondage Boy? Oh, he's tied up at the moment.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    PaZuzu will enjoy this.

    by Sal_Bando

    http://tinyurl.com/lfq3t4 Do it for the children.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Anyone is better than ScarJo for the Widow

    by D.Vader

    I second Marisa Tomei. At least she's the same age as Tony, relatively speaking.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Scary Jo is scaring me.

    by TedKordLives

    Hopefully she won't end up scarring me as well. She truly is the wild card in this mix. As long as her Russian accent isn't absolutely terrible (Beckinsale in Van Helsing, for example), I can forgive it. <P> Because we all know she'll be worth an eye-fucking, at least.

  • June 10, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    chest thing could just be for a power supply

    by RobertBaron

    doesn't necessarily mean it's protecting shrapnel from entering his heart like Stark's.

  • June 10, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    Robert-

    by TedKordLives

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. <P> Nice wordplay with your handle, there. Unless that's your real name, then give your parents my best.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    WILL THAT HORRIBLE SLAG GWENETH BE IN THE SEQUEL?

    by TITBAG

    AWFUL. ABSOLUTELY DREADFUL. WATCHING HER IS LIKE WATCHING 100 YEAR OLD PAINT DRY. IRON MONGER SHOULD HAVE FISTED HER IN THE ARSE WITH THAT GIANT ROBOT HAND OF HIS. THAT WOULD HAVE AT LEAST BEEN INTERESTING TO WATCH FOR 2.5 SECONDS.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Is that a Flux Capacitor or are you just ripping me off?

    by OG4L

    Looks like Tony's power source has been ripped off or Doc Brown has gone to the dark side.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Saw the Wrestler and

    by welsh12uk

    frankly Ric Flair The Nature Boy would have done better and he would be a better villian than Snidley Whiplash- Woooooooooooo!

  • June 10, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    'When Iron Man hits 88 mph...

    by TedKordLives

    ...you're gonna see some serious shit.' <P> Okay, TITBAG, you got me on that one.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Only two reasons people come here anymore...

    by PorkChopXpress

    Talkbacks and force of habit. When people bookmark a site and make it part of their daily surf, it becomes their routine and it takes a LOT to get them out of the routine. There are far better movie news sites out there...but people get into the habit of coming here and they keep coming, despite the complaints. The talkbacks are AICN's saving grace, if not for that...this site would be far overshadowed by its competition.

  • June 10, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Oh and as for the photo of Whiplash...

    by PorkChopXpress

    Lame.

  • June 10, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Well, you know what Jack Burton always says at a time like this:

    by TedKordLives

    What the hell.

  • June 10, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    wtf?

    by phoenixmagida5th

    I hope this isn't the final costume. How the fuck can he stand a chance against iron man and war machine at once? Let's put it this way iron man is so bad ass and tough he makes a suit to take on the hulk and kicks his ass in it. He goes up against the fucking hulk!! How can this whiplash gimp possibly win against him. Awful villian so far

  • June 10, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    ZAAARDOOOZ!

    by mitortilla

  • June 10, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Welcome Back 2 The A List Mickey

    by Broseph

  • June 10, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Welcome Back 2 The A List Mickey

    by Broseph

  • June 10, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    D.Vader Speaks loads of Truth...

    by conspiracy

    I too have been here many moons, and could not have said it better myself.

  • June 10, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Horrid Russian accents.....

    by conspiracy

    Look, I just got off a cruise ship last week where a large portion of the cocktail waitresses and onboard store clerks were Ukrainian and Russian. Good God what a load of hotness that was...as my wife said, "if you could somehow bottle that accent guys would buy it".</p><p>What this leads up to is this...WHY of WHY did they not simply GET A RUSSIAN ACTRESS!?!?!?! It isn't like Scarlett is an A-Lister yet, people don't pay to see HER....this part should have gone to one of the hundreds of Smokin Hot, athletic, former Slavic gymnasts turned actresses that exist out there.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    I am responsible for this site's rising...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBL00D

    whatever site gets the benefit of my rapier fucking wit is gonna get the hitcounts. Mori knows, once he gets me an admin position. He better move quick, as I got 17 scripts in development and DGDB is about to hit the big screen, bringing people more Bale and more fucking professionalism. I'm gonna be a star!

  • June 10, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    This 'Dickblood asked Mori to make him an Admin' shit...

    by SK229

    seems a little too on the nose for Zero DB to be just another TB imitator. I agree that it's not Harry... he can barely put two sentences together for a coherent review, no way he's going to actually proofread some bullshit to try and wind up Dickblood. It's also a stupid accusation and not even funny... unless maybe it's true. In which case, whomever it is should BE A FUCKING MAN and prove it.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Hells yet it's true, motherfucker!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBL00D

    Just get your Google on and read up in one of those posts that mention Mori post-Hitflix. I tell that handsome motherfucker that I'd ditch this swamp for his palatial mansion in exchange for some black box power. Believe that. Bale be praised.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Are we positive he's playing Whiplash?

    by turbo43097

    The way the whips are placed looks more like Constrictor than Whiplash

  • June 10, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    turbo43097

    by Immortal_Fish

    Remember, the Ultimates line is often tapped as source material for Marvel adaptations (unfortunately).

  • June 10, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    The Rise and Fall of Harry...

    by ChocolateReignWasBanned

    I don't think it's any surprise that this site isn't as cutting edge and influential as it once was. What site can stay relevant this long? People have moved on. Now to waste time you have Facebook, YouTube, 4chan, digg, Twitter, and countless other more interesting sites. There's no more exclusives or scoops. No more objectivity. The talkbackers are the only... only thing keeping this place afloat. And the sad thing is that they're the ones treated like nothing. What would be really interesting would be to look in a crystal ball in five years to see if Harry saved his money. I find it hard to believe that a normal chick fifteen years younger than a morbidly obese ginger would have the same degree of hero worship, respect and "love" when Tubby has to move back in with Pops and sell dusty memorabilia to burnouts and hippies. Good times.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    totally agreed, conspiracy

    by strosmer

    Russian women are pretty spectacular, and I don't see any reason not to cast an actress with a true Russian accent, but alas, this is the way of Hollywood. But not only do American actors typically mutilate Russian accents, I'm simply having trouble picturing Scarlett in the role period. I do have some faith in Favreau after the first movie though. He got good performances from the entire cast IMO. No doubt Rourke will do well. Also glad to see Sam Rockwell cast as Justin Hammer - an Iron Man antagonist who finances and supplies many powersuit villains, including (you guessed it) Whiplash. Hammer's inclusion may explain the chest thingy resembling Stark tech - that or the simple fact that Whiplash worked as an engineer for Stark Industries for a time. Regardless, seems Favreau is at least doing his homework again, which in and of itself is promising of another quality superhero flick. Can't wait.

  • June 10, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Now wheres War-Machine...

    by KongMonkey

    and whats he think of Mickey Rourke's weapon of choice?

  • June 10, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    just noticed something on IMDb

    by strosmer

    Rourke's character is named Ivan. Then saw that LA Times reported the character's full name as Ivan Vanko. Ivan Vanko is Crimson Dynamo. Guess they're crossing villains now? What gives?

  • June 11, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Come on people

    by syafiqjabar

    There have already been a concept art of Whiplash's armor. It is based on Crimson Dynamo. So this is obviously a prototype.

  • June 11, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Also,

    by syafiqjabar

    Iron Man's original armor look like this before he finished it.

  • June 11, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    He's gonna die before ever finishing his armor!!!

    by mitortilla

    Cuz he's almost naked and the guy he fights with has a killer robot armor MADE OF A FRIGGIN TITANIUM/GOLD ALLOY.

  • June 11, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    They copied Robocop with part one - this will be Running Man

    by Professor_Monster

    I bet - or something like it. It won't be original - that's for sure.

  • June 11, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    What I bet

    by mitortilla

    is that those whips are gonna be crazy strong and are gonna make a mess at the race destroying cars and fleeing cars and cutting cars in half.

  • June 11, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Carradine starring Mickey Rourke. 2009

    by Prossor

    dun dun dun!

  • June 11, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    tedkordlives: think crocodile dundee

    by ironic_name

    yes. we all say crickey and ride kangaroos to work.

  • June 11, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Contenders...Rrrrrrrready!

    by pokadoo

  • June 11, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Digicarradine (tm) could do it better

    by Robert_Downey_in_blackface

    I love Rourke as much as anyone, but if there are going to be whips we need a CGI Carradine pulling them out of his ass and getting silly with those whips, not only was Carradine a superfreak but he was also crazy about whips and whipping things...people.... Mmmmmmmmm....

  • June 11, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Dickblood Zero.....thats what you're talking about?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Ha. Fucking lame. Find the actual quote and post it. I admit, I did tell Mori give me a fucking black box at Hitfix so I can abandon this shit hole. It was a fucking joke. I can't stand that site. I've been there twice, and both times I felt like I was being molested by Rupert Murdoch. It is beyond soulless/generic/corporate.<p>I thought you were just making shit up. Now I see what its based on. Hilarious. Keep it up fuck stick.

  • June 11, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    zom-bot.com: Regardin Iron Man's villains...

    by Royston Lodge

    Many of Iron Man's INDIVIDUAL opponents are cheesy, it's true.<p> But his ORGANIZATIONAL opponents are cool. Specifically A.I.M. and Maggia. (Hydra not so much.)<p> If I was king of the World, Iron Man 2 would be about the difficulties that one man, even with a power suit, would have trying to oppose an entire secret organization like A.I.M.<p> "Oh, you want to fight us here? Ok, we'll blow up that bridge over THERE! Not even Iron Man can be in two places at one time! Uh, what's with that silver-and-black iron man flying off in the distance? Fuck!"

  • June 11, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Titbag

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Go drink some water out of Buck Nasty's Mommas dish!

  • June 11, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    The ten rings

    by mitortilla

    ruined any possibility of having any other secret organization from the comics.

  • June 11, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Whiplash just HATES The Indy 500!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 11, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    El Zorro

    by mitortilla

    uses a whip.

  • June 11, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    How did Iron Man copy Robocop?

    by Rufferto

    How? Iron Man is at least 20+ years older. Aren't you overacting just a little bit?

  • June 11, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    uhh thanks Ponfarr

    by Rufferto

    It's nice that someone understands what I mean. Even if it's a bit over the top. I just could only stand to read the same excuse so many times.

  • June 11, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    ironic_name

    by TedKordLives

    Pump your brakes kid. That man's a national treasure.

  • June 11, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    "Former Slavic Gymnasts turned Actresses"

    by TedKordLives

    Any idea where I can get one of those?

  • June 11, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    SK229 = 100% professional.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • June 11, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Iron Man vs. Fin Fang Foom?

    by FuzzyLumpkins

    Now THAT I would pay to see.

  • June 11, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    MST3K Line-

    by TedKordLives

    'I'm gonna squint the hell out of him.' <P> That's what comes to mind.

  • June 12, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    ...wait..

    by redkamel

    this guy is the best villian they could come up with? Well I trust them after the first one I guess....why not a villain with some actual cool powers, who DOESNT use the iron man power magnet?

  • June 12, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Stuntcock Mike - I am honored... thank you.

    by SK229

  • June 16, 2009, 4:02 a.m. CST

    I like Mickey...

    by SunTzu77

    just the picture didn't excite me.