Sam Rockwell Talks Returning As Justin Hammer...Possibly For AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D?
Rockwell's amusing, but ruthless Justin Hammer was one of the highlights of Iron Man 2 and although there doesn't seem to have been any official discussions about bringing the character back, the Way, Way Back actor certainly sounds interested in reprising the role..
Sam Rockwell is awesome. One of Iron Man 2's villains Justin Hammer was awesome. Anyone not want to see this guy return in some capacity? Unfortunately there hasn't been any talk of that happening, but while chatting to Rockwell about his new film The Way, Way Back, Vulture ask the actor if -- since the character wasn't killed off in Iron Man 2 -- there's hope of seeing him perhaps pop up in Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Rockwell reveals that he was hoping for a chance to return as Hammer in one of the Avengers sequels so he could menace Pewpper Potts, but says maybe S.H.I.E.L.D is "the way to go".
"Ah! I was hoping to come back in one of the Avengers films and come after Gwyneth Paltrow, because that's what they set up, that I was going to get revenge on Gwyneth for getting me arrested or something. I could do a Cape Fear thing with Gwyneth. But they've got a lot of mojo in there already, so I don't know if they need another pirate like me in the mix there! [Laughs.] Maybe S.H.I.E.L.D. is the way to go."
Fans of Rockwell will know that he regularly busts a few moves in his films, and Iron Man 2 was no different...although it seems he wasn't sure it was right for that character. "Favreau egged me on to do that," says the actor. "I was sort of on the fence about that one. He's an arms dealer, that guy. But we made him very flamboyant, so that was fun to work with, because we wanted a Lex Luthor kind of character.". Click on the link below for the interview in full.
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