It’s fair to say that Iron Man 2 wasn’t exactly Marvel Studios’ finest hour, although one of the few bright spots from the 2010 sequel was Sam Rockwell’s turn as Tony Stark’s villainous rival industrialist Justin Hammer; during an interview with Vulture to discuss his new film The Way, Way Back, Rockwell has expressed an interest in returning to the role of billionaire arms dealer for a second outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“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,” said Rockwell when asked if he was relieved that Jon Favreau didn’t kill Hammer off at the conclusion of Iron Man 2. “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 [Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] is the way to go.”
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