Little by little, details about the highly anticipated "Iron Man 2" begin to unravel. After actor Don Cheadle discussed how significant is the role of War Machine in the "Iron Man" sequel, Mickey Rourke's stuntman Garrett Warren spills some details on his work for the superhero movie.
SPOILER ALERT! Revealing that a double-whip sequence in the follow-up film is the reason behind his involvement, Warren opened up to Movieline about the power of Whiplash's whips. "I don't know if I'm at liberty to say what the whips will look like, but they're going to be these super whips that have an awful lot of power," so he shared.
"They can cut through cars, they can do an awful lot of damage," the recipient of Stunt Choreographer of the Year from 2009 Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards continued. "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."
Warren also recalled some of his stunt double work, 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." He added, "...the suit was very painful at times. It was this big metal piece that wasn't very comfortable, so he didn't always want to do the whip routines every take. So I'd go in and do the whip routines."
Asked about whether the Whiplash's suit covers the whole body, the stuntman who has worked for such movies as "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn", "Alice in Wonderland (2010)" and "Avatar" gave a nod for the idea. "It covers the whole body in metal rods, but you are shirtless [underneath]," he shared. "That was the part that was hard. When you move, it was metal digging into skin, cutting your shoulders, wrists and back and so forth."
Re-teaming director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey Jr., "Iron Man 2" has Gwyneth Paltrow reprising her role as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard for Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes and Scarlett Johansson starring as Black Widow. The script is written by "Tropic Thunder" co-scribbler Justin Theroux. Paramount Pictures will distribute this action movie in theaters across the U.S. on May 7, 2010.