No, it’s not an announcement about the October MOTUC figure–it’s walking Alcoholics Anonymous PSA Mickey Rourke as supervillain Whiplash in Iron Man 2.
I loved Iron Man. I liked Rourke’s performance in Sin City, and while I haven’t seen it yet, I’m sure he deserved his Oscar nomination for The Wrestler. I have faith in Rourke and IM2 director Jon Favreau.
But I’m sorry–Whiplash looks like an over-the-hill biker who took a spill off his Harley and wound up in traction (basically my dream version of Wild Hogs). What’s with Marvel’s new obsession with making their movie villains look so lame?
Here’s hoping this is just some early, temporary outfit before he cleans himself up. ‘Cause if not, the action figure of this dude is going to be about as exciting as Deadpool‘s.