Iron Man 2, Mickey Rourke | Comic-Con ’09: 17 Sneak Peeks | Comic-Con 2009 | Photos | EW.com

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IRON MAN 2

STARRING Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, and Scarlett Johansson

DIRECTED BY Jon Favreau

RELEASE DATE May 7, 2010

Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), a Russian inventor

Buzz around the first Iron Man started building at the 2007 Comic-Con — the success caught many people by surprise. Now, three months into shooting on Iron Man 2 — in which Stark faces off against Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), a Russian inventor who adopts the nom de evil Whiplash — star Robert Downey Jr. is the underdog no more. ”There are a lot more invisible eyes on us now,” Downey says. —Josh Rottenberg

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