Sure, everyone’s talking about the debut of War Machine in “Iron Man 2″ right now, but fans know there’s another important character making his big-screen bow in the Marvel movie universe soon. Sam Rockwell will bring Tony Stark’s billionaire nemesis, Justin Hammer, to life in the much-anticipated sequel — and Comic-Con attendees got their first look at Rockwell as Hammer during Saturday’s panel.
We caught up with the actor to discuss his take on Hammer, and to find out if he’s been reading the issue of “Iron Man” we gave him back in May.
“We’re kind of reinventing the character of Justin Hammer a little bit,” Rockwell told MTV News. “I walked into a lot of comic book shops and even some comic book store owners didn’t know who he was. So, it’s not as much pressure as playing Iron Man obviously, that’s like playing Elvis Presley or something. With Justin Hammer is a little more elbow room for interpretation.”
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