Stuntman Garret Warren recently won the Hamilton Behind the Camera Award for 'Stunt Choreographer of the Year'. The man has lent his services to such films as The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, Iron Man 2, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar, and Mars Needs Moms!. In a recent interview with Movieline , Warren let some secrets about both The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn and Iron Man 2 slip.
About The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, the stuntman stated, "I don't know if it necessarily involves the creature of the unicorn. If you know the book, the Unicorn is actually the ship. The stuff that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson came up with, the performances of Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis - oh my goodness. You cannot imagine what those guys can do to words on a page. It's one of the better movies that people are going to see, especially when it comes to being an animated movie."
Garret continued, saying, "It looks an awful lot like the cartoon. They really wanted to bring the cartoon to life. So if you know the cartoon, or have seen the books, that's what it looks like."
About Iron Man 2, the stuntman said, "Iron Man 2 had a double-whip sequence, and I am a whip specialist. I had brought two whips with me that are made of kangaroo hide that are incredibly well made. In the movie, you won't see those whips. They'll digitally replace it with other types of whips. They're going to be these super whips that have an awful lot of power. They can cut through cars, they can do an awful lot of damage. And when the movie comes out, you'll see that he doesn't do just whip-cracks and grabbing people. He lays waste to an awful lot of vehicles and street pieces and other things."
He continued to talk about the film, saying, "At one point, Whiplash had to get hit by a car, and Mickey did the lead up to the stunt, and I did the stunt where the car came in and hit me and took me to the fence. So yes, you'll see a combination of Mickey and myself. And when it comes to the whip routine, I have to admit, Mickey Rourke did a really good job with the whips."