USA Today has just posted the first image of Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2, which is currently filming and set for a May 7, 2010 release. Click below to enlarge this first image of Rourke as the Russian villian Ivan Vanko, a.k.a. Whiplash.

Mickey Rourke as <strong><em>Iron Man 2</em></strong>'s Whiplash

opIs that just me or does that get-up look like something made in a garage and/or a science fair? Rourke does look pretty bad-ass with all the tats and everything, but lets just hope this is the Mark I version of Whiplash.../op

Iron Man 2 will hit theaters nationwide on May 7, 2010.