Iron Man 2 isn’t necessarily remembered as one of the highlights of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but undeniably one of the most enjoyable parts of the flick was Sam Rockwell’s performance as antagonist…Justin Hammer
Hammer operated Stark Industries rival weapons manufacturer, Hammer Industries; and was responsible for the weaponizing of psychotic Russian physicists… Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke). Last we saw of Rockwell’s Hammer (minus a cameo in Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King) he was being carted away too prison for his crimes.
Rockwell hasn’t ruled out the possibility of returning, however; when speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar nominee addressed the possibility of his return quoting…
“Of course! I have some great buddies in that franchise. Jeremy Renner is a good friend of mine, and I am pals with Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo. Robert [Downey Jr.] is always fun. Would love to get me and Clark [Gregg] back in that franchise. That would be a lot of fun.”
Justin Hammer is one of the few villains that Marvel has not killed off… leaving the door wide open for a return in some way, shape, or form! I would be happy to see a talent like Rockwell (or Clark Gregg for that matter) return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
How would you like to see Justin Hammer return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?