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Iron Man 2 – Nick Fury won’t be doing much and lots of Armoured villains?

Posted by LiveFor on July 1, 2009

Samuel L Jackson is in Iron Man 2. That’s known, as is the fact he’s signed up to star in all the other Marvel films. However, will he be doing much kick ass spy type stuff? MTV spoke to Jackson who said fans will likely have to wait for The Avengers for Fury to see some action.

“Not this time, not yet,” Jackson said likelihood we’ll see his character become the action hero fans know in “Iron Man 2.” “We still haven’t moved Nick Fury into the bad-ass zone. He’s still just kind of a talker.”

Asked whether fans will have to wait until the superhero team-up in “The Avengers” to see Fury get into some action scenes, Jackson simply said, “Looking forward to that, yeah.”

Along with dropping some hints about Nick Fury’s potential brawl, Jackson also told MTV News that he’s done filming on the project, adding that most of his scenes were shot with Robert Downey Jr., but there were also a few with Scarlett Johansson, too.

Cinemablend have a news story saying Robert Downey Jr went to the aid of an extra who was injured during filming. That’s not the interesting part though. Apparantly this happened during a scene in which stunt men dressed as robotic villains rampage through the set.

That’s the interesting bit and reminds me of the Armour Wars storyline. That is the one when Stark realises his technology has got out and tracks down all the armour that utilizes it and shuts it down. We know Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) has armour that appears to be derived from Stark Tech, could these be more?

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Here is Mickey Rourke as Whiplash

Posted by LiveFor on June 10, 2009

USA Today had this photo of Rourke as Ivan Vanko aka the villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2. His “outfit” consists of a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one used by Tony Stark. “The technologies are definitely related, and that’s part of the core theme of the film,” explains director Jon Favreau. The chest piece powers the two whips attached to the arms.

It looks as if this was shot at the set that was recently built for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. The look is not quite what I was expecting, but it will more than likely follow the set up from the first Iron Man film with this being Whiplash’s Mark 1 suit and then evolve through different versions as the film progresses and businessman, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) gets involved.

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Here is Mickey Rourke as Whiplash

Posted by LiveFor on June 10, 2009

USA Today had this photo of Rourke as Ivan Vanko aka the villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2. His “outfit” consists of a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one used by Tony Stark. “The technologies are definitely related, and that’s part of the core theme of the film,” explains director Jon Favreau. The chest piece powers the two whips attached to the arms.

It looks as if this was shot at the set that was recently built for the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. The look is not quite what I was expecting, but it will more than likely follow the set up from the first Iron Man film with this being Whiplash’s Mark 1 suit and then evolve through different versions as the film progresses and businessman, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) gets involved.

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Jon Favreau talks War Machine and Whiplash

Posted by LiveFor on May 28, 2009

Jon Favreau chatted to Empire about what we can expect to see in the sequel to Iron Man.

“Tony’s expected to be a role model and I don’t think he’s ready to be one. He’s under a great deal of pressure and when you’re under pressure, I think you find outlets for that. That’s one of the tensions of the film: it’s one thing to say you’re Iron Man, and another thing to actually become Iron Man.”

He then went on to talk about Jim Rhodes (Don Cheadle this time round) putting on his own armoured suit as War Machine. “Rhodesy is definitely stepping up in this film. Let me put it this way: Tony’s not the only person with technology in the film.”

Mickey Rourke, who appears as new Iron Man nemesis Whiplash, had this to say “I’m having the time of my life!” he enthused about joining the Iron Man franchise. “It’s been really brutal, because my Iron Man suit weighs 23lb. It’s sort of a half-suit, with half my skin showing, with lots of Russian tattoos, because [Whiplash is just] out of a Russian-zone prison.”

Iron Man 2 is due out on 7 May 2010.

I really hope this is going to be as good as the first one. Still not sure about Scarlett Johanson as the Black Widow.

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UPDATED: Iron Man 2 – Mickey Rourke as Crimson Dynamo or Whiplash. Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer

Posted by LiveFor on January 8, 2009

Earlier today I posted that he was cast in Stallone’s The Expendables now Marvel has just announced that Mickey Rourke is in talks to join Jon Favreau’s Iron Man 2. First Showing had the news.

He is in discussions to play a villain described as Tony Stark’s Russian alter ego, a heavily tattooed bruiser who is in the arms trade and battles Iron Man in his own nuclear-powered armored suit. Going from what is known about the comic book this certainly sounds like the Crimson Dynamo.

All in all it’s not been a bad couple of years for Mr Rourke. The Wrestler is getting rave reviews and he’s got some big films lined up.

UPDATE 08/01/09: THR says that Rourke could be playing Whiplash“Whiplash designed two cybernetically controlled whips that could be converted into nunchakus or vaulting poles. The whips could be spun so fast that they could even blow Spider-Man’s webbing away from Scarlotti preventing him from being ensnared. As both Whiplash and Blacklash, 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. He also used anti-gravity bolas, heavy gravity bolas, and various other devices also of his own design.

Also /film mention that Sam Rockwell is also in talks to play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Tony Stark. Hammer first appeared in Iron Man #120 in 1978, and has since remained a frequent adversary of Iron Man. Hammer has a genius-level intellect and has access to various forms of advanced technology designed by his technicians. He finances criminals, asking for fifty percent of the illegal profits in exchange for any bail costs and weaponry and equipment replacement. Hammer also invented a device called the hypersonic scan transmitter, which allowed him to take control of Iron Man’s armor, causing him to kill the Carnelian ambassador, and set an army of superhuman criminals against Iron Man.

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