Is This Crimson Dynamo From Iron Man 2?

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Game Revolution posted an early preview for the upcoming Iron Man 2 video game tie-in, which is trying to distance itself from the awful Iron Man 1 tie-in game. The Iron Man 2 game will supposedly act as a companion piece with the movie, rather than a re-hashed playthrough of the film’s story.

In their report, the developers would only discuss and confirm one villain from the game: The Crimson Dynamo.

What’s so special about that? Well, when news of Mickey Rourke’s possible involvement with Iron Man 2 first starting spreading, there was a lot of talk and speculation that he would be playing a Russian villain, whose description seemingly pointed towards The Crimson Dynamo as Iron Man’s next dance partner.

“Rourke is in discussions to play a villain described as Tony Stark’s Russian alter ego, a heavily tattooed bruiser who is in the arms trade and battles Iron Man in his own nuclear-powered armored suit.”

Later, when Rourke officially signed for the role, his role wasn’t so clear as half of the reports explained that he would be playing the character of Whiplash and the other half were unclear or still speculating he would be The Crimson Dynamo.

It was eventually confirmed that Whiplash would be the featured villain of Iron Man 2 and that his on-screen incarnation would sort of be a combination of Whiplash and Crimson Dynamo, from what director Jon Favreau described, in that he’d be designed after Whiplash, only as a  Russian. The first official image of Mickey Rourke in costume as Whiplash hit the web soon after:

iron man 2 mickey rourke whiplash Is This Crimson Dynamo From Iron Man 2?

The photo above is from the race track scene where Tony Stark is ambushed by Whiplash. As you can image, speculation began that this costume in the pic above might just be the first version we see in the film, as Rourke is obviously not armored at all and probably couldn’t do much against Iron Man’s latest suits.

So, what would Whiplash’s full-on armored suit look like? Well, a preview comic for Iron Man 2 got solicited on Marvel’s official website and it featured the following piece of artwork of an armored variant of Whiplash to be featured in the comic.

Continue to pg. 2 for the first images of The Crimson Dynamo…

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  1. I’m sure they will do a great job to bring that to the big screen and make it look realistic but IM will have his hands full. That’s for sure.

  2. mickey rourke definitely needs full body armor that includes a mask we dont want to see his ugly face in the movie.

  3. Good point michael haha.

  4. Well that’s that.

  5. thats a relief.
    I didnt like the armor in the video game.
    Too bulky .
    Very Trasfomeresque.

  6. I’m still convinced the armored “villain” will be War Machine.


  7. @ tin man

    Do they say who the Crimson Dynamo will be in the context of the IM continuity? Just a robot, or is somebody piloting it – that sort of thing.

  8. @ Kofi Outlaw

    Not that I have seen. I have been collecting Iron Man comics for the past fifteen or so years so I try to keep up with any IM news. The big news as far as this game goes is that it is written by the current comic book author, Matt Fraction, and that he used this game as a way to better tie in the movie universe with the comic book universe. I have my theories about it, for sure, but he’s been pretty tight lipped on the details so far.

  9. Looks cool but even with Iron man, why do the suits have to look so cluncky and industrial? I know you can’t translate the comic versions directly onto the big screen(or so they say in hollywood with superhero designs) but I’d love to see something in between. In the comics Iron man’s armor is a flexible as cloth and stonger than diamond. On film it looks more like left over (fenders, quarterpanels, ect) parts from an auto body shop and they are apparently only as strong as industrial grade steel as normal rounds shred themn pretty easy which is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay lame. (My very expensive hand made Katana could punch through and has punched through a car hood maybe i can take on movie Iron Man) Crimson Dynamo was also one of the cooler comic designs as well basicially iron man’s Communist-Obamunist counterpart, just as sleek, powerful, ect. This one looks like a deep sea diving suit crossed with a bulldozer

  10. @tin_man

    Nice find – but I’ll believe it when I see the movie. 8)


  11. @Vic

    Like I said, I have my theories… 😉

    I was also stricken with wishful thinking after finding out that Titanium Man was prominently featured in the last game and in no way alluded to in the last movie though.

  12. Now that we know the Crimson Dynamo isn’t appearing in the movie (or probably Sega is depicting a different Crimson Dynamo from the one appearing in the movie), I am still wondering how War Machine will be relevant. It’s unlikely that Iron Man would need War Machine to tag-team with him against Whiplash. There could be bigger and more explosive things in the movie that Favreau and the crew aren’t letting on.

  13. Of all the Marvel Heroes IronMans rouge gallery has to be the weakest… im not really keen on either villian, but whiplash looks cooler and is much more menacing in the comics/animated series

    I dont get why they couldnt just go with Mandarin?

  14. Personally i think they’ll save the Mandarin 4 the 3rd film due to its need for very hefty visual Effecx + it would make sense story wise :0 althogh i am curious as to where the film’s locations would be…