Warren discusses the stunt sequences in the upcoming Iron Man 2 film...
As we get closer and closer to the release date of the Iron Man 2 film, we will see a lot more people that had worked on the film discuss their involvement more in depth. It should come to no surprise that when stunt choreographer Garrett Warren for the Iron Man 2 film was interviewed by Movieline, that he would delve a little bit into the structure of the action sequences as well as the details concerning the deadliness of a certain villainous character; Whiplash!
Warren first discussed the tool he and actor Mickey Rourke had used to train with.
I had brought two whips with me that are made of kangaroo hide that are incredibly well made. You can perform all sorts of tricks and cracks with them. In the movie, you won’t see those whips. They’ll digitally replace it with other types of 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. 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.
I'll admit that I kind of figured the whips that Rourke would utilize in the film would be technologically enhanced in one way or another, so it really should come to no surprise to anyone that would be replaced with digital ones. When asked if he would be doing many of the stunts, Warren implied that he would be doing the heavy lifting for the role. If Whiplash needs to be thrown against a car, for example, he will be the one to do it.
So will it be you we’ll be seeing in a lot of these sequences?
[Laughs] Any time you see some stunt where someone might have gotten hurt, then yes. 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. However, 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.
I can't count on one hand how often I have already mentioned that I am really looking forward to this film, and knowing that Whiplash might get a little bit of digital enhancement, leads me to think that the action sequences will probably be bigger and better than anything I could have anticipated. Are you looking forward to getting a glimpse at Whiplash's character in the upcoming film?