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 Iron Man 2'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

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