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01.08.09 19 Comments

Just a day after becoming part of The Expendables supercast, Mickey Rourke, along with awesomely hungover-looking Choke star Sam Rockwell, is in talks to play a villain in Iron Man 2.  Sadly, Rourke won’t be playing Clayface, which would’ve been the obvious choice.

Rourke would play a tattooed Russian heavy named Ivan who becomes Whiplash, a man with deadly, technologically enhanced coils.  Rockwell would play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Anthony Stark, AKA Iron Man, being played by a returning Robert Downey Jr. [THR]

Hmm, “coils”?  Gonna have to be more specific.  I don’t know if he wants to refrigerate me, electrocute me, or take some sort of super-powered robo-dump.  According to Wiki there are a couple Marvel characters known as Whiplash, but it would seem Rourke will play this one:

Courtesy of Justin Hammer, Blacklash wields a pair of cybernetically-controlled titanium whips that can extend to be swung fast enough to deflect bullets, or become rigid and be used as nunchaku or vaulting-poles. Blacklash also carries a variety of devices in a weapons pouch, including anti-gravity bolas and a necro-lash which releases electrical energy generated by his gauntlets.

My weapons pouch is assless and made of cheetah skin.  I keep my balls in it.

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