We’ve all seen the picture that was released of Mickey Rourke wearing part of his Whiplash suit and now thanks to some concept art that was released to promote the latest Iron Man comic book miniseries, we might have a better idea of how Whiplash will look like when the film hits theaters next year. Full picture and more after the jump.
The concept art is by Marko Djurdjevic and was posted on Marvel’s website earlier today. I’m not really digging it too much. The mask reminds me a bit too much of Vega from “Street Fighter” and I can’t imagine Mickey Rourke’s Russian accent coming out of it without looking silly. It is just some concept art though and for all we know this is how Whiplash will look like in the comics but not in the film.
The 4 issue miniseries “Iron Man vs. Whiplash” will be exploring who exactly is Anton Vanko and the reasons behind him blaming Tony Stark for the murder of thousands. I’m also sure that we will also see how exactly Anton Vanko becomes Whiplash. I’m not too clear if this will also serve as a prequel to the film that is set to open next year or if it will just serve as a way for people to get to know the newest villain before seeing him on the big screen. I’m going to guess and say that it is going to be the later.
The first issue for the comic book miniseries will go on sale November 4th meanwhile “Iron Man 2” comes out May 7th, 2010.