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Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark in Captain America Film

Lesser known actor to play Iron Man's daddy.

Salon recently reported that Howard Stark has been cast for the upcoming Captain America film, and the man who is to play him is Dominic Cooper. The Brit seemingly let the information slip while being interviewed by Salon about his role in the film Tamara Drewe. You may or may not know Dominic Cooper from his roles in Mamma Mia, The Escapist, or an episode of the CBS show Jericho. Other than that, he's had one other role that leads me to believe he'd be awesome for this film: He played Allington on HBO's Band of Brothers, the end all and be all of World War II movies and mini-series. 
 
I may not remember his part from the film, but I don't remember anyone standing out in that mini-series for not being anything less than spectacular, even the extras were awesome. I know it sounds biased as all heck, but if this guy was in Band of Brothers, he already has my stamp of approval as Howard Stark.  
 
How will Howard Stark play into this film though? Will he be buddy-buddy with Steve Rogers? Maybe the two of them will see some action together in the film. Maybe the two guys are vying for the affection for the same woman. There's a lot possibilities for Howard Stark within this film, but most likely, we'll be seeing Howard and Steve battling together against the Nazis. 
 
How will Howard Stark play into this film? Is Cooper the right choice for the job?
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Posted by Jordanstine

Who's going to be playing Baby Tony Stark?

Posted by Sheep-Kill

Well he did work with Anton Vanko in Iron Man 2.  Maybe have a connection to making the Crimson Dynamo armor and have Dynamo as maybe a side villain. That or maybe have him something to do with an arms race with Stark Industries and the crew that made Cap's super serum. 

Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'!
@Jordanstine said:
" Who's going to be playing Baby Tony Stark? "
Baby Stark wasn't born in the 40s
 
I think they'll have him help in the Manhattan Project.
Posted by sora_thekey

Well... Tony Stark had a somewhat Captain America Shield...
Could Howard Stark be the one who gives Cap his Shield?

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Posted by danhimself

I'm guessing that he'll be involved with the Super Soldier Serum some how

Posted by the_fallen11

He will have something to do with Cap's shield more than likely he makes it.

Posted by Sheep-Kill
@the_fallen11 said:
" He will have something to do with Cap's shield more than likely he makes it. "
That could work cause the shield was seen in both Iron Man films.  Could be a prototype while the true shield is still frozen with Captain America.
Posted by the_fallen11
@Sheep-Kill:  yeah more than likely.
Posted by Riezner

My impression was that by Iron Man 2, Captain America's shield hasn't been made. The one Tony uses as a stand in IM2 is incomplete. Doesn't the shield require the element that Tony made for his new power source? Howard Stark said in the movie he was limited by the technology of his time, after all, so maybe the shield has yet to be made. If he's unfrozen and cast into present Avengers time with Tony, maybe Stark will present him with the shield. Of course, that'd mean that he wouldn't have a shield all the way through WWII. I dunno, I'm no expert at this stuff. 

Posted by Nighthound

Dominic Cooper MAMMA MIA!! XDXD........i don't think he would fit well in the role.Why don't they use   John Slattery, the same actor that plays howard in Iron man 2?

Posted by thiagofonseca

Did Howard become a father really late?

Posted by inferiorego
@Nighthound said:
" Dominic Cooper MAMMA MIA!! XDXD........i don't think he would fit well in the role.Why don't they use   John Slattery, the same actor that plays howard in Iron man 2? "
He'd have to be 35 years younger for the Cap film, that's the only problem I see.
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Posted by xerox_kitty

THAT GUY!?!  Ugh.  I know I shouldn't judge someone for their previous roles (ie Mamma Mia) or other tv performances (his appearance on Nevermind the Buzzcocks), but he's just too small & fresh faced to be a Stark!  They need someone with the same gravitas as Robert Downey Jnr.

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Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'!
@Riezner said:
" My impression was that by Iron Man 2, Captain America's shield hasn't been made. The one Tony uses as a stand in IM2 is incomplete. Doesn't the shield require the element that Tony made for his new power source? Howard Stark said in the movie he was limited by the technology of his time, after all, so maybe the shield has yet to be made. If he's unfrozen and cast into present Avengers time with Tony, maybe Stark will present him with the shield. Of course, that'd mean that he wouldn't have a shield all the way through WWII. I dunno, I'm no expert at this stuff.  "
Or Maybe the shield he has is like the original triangle-steel shield and he'll get a (Vibranium) cicular shield, because the element he discovered was Vibranium.
Posted by kennybaese

The super soldier serum stuff that Ross pulls out to give to Blonsky has a Stark Industries logo on it. Or the container it was housed in does anyway. I'm betting it'll be something to do with the Super Soldier program. He was supposed to have been one of the founding members of SHIELD... maybe we'll see it started up here too. 

Posted by Riezner
@Mr.Hulk_Smashin'!: I think you're absolutely right about the triangle shield.
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@thiagofonseca said:
" Did Howard become a father really late? "
comic-wise, no. Movie-wise very.
Posted by reaper2923

Hmmm strange 

Posted by War Killer

Well since he had a role in the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D. in IM2, and since he helped with the Manhattan Project, he'll probably be one of the guys who helped out with Project: Rebirth, and/or have some hand in the creation of Cap's shield or what not, I don't see why he would be going into battle though, that doesn't make much sense.

Posted by HaloKing343

Sweet
Posted by Jotham

Whoa. Dude looks exactly like I imagined a young Howard Stark would. I hope he has lots of interaction with Cap. 
Expect lots of great semi-ironic lines: "Dammit, Stark! You expect too much of me! I may be a super-soldier, but I'm still just a man of flesh. Not a man of... IRON."

Posted by Gothic Storm

Just mentioning Band of Brothers in a story regarding the Captain America film is enough to get me pumped up about this movie! I'd love to see him bring some of that experience over into this film. I was really ticked to see Iron Man 2 get such terrible reviews. Here's to hoping the next 3 Marvel Films will blow the fans away! (Who cares about stupid movie critics anyway?)