At the risk of jumping too far ahead in the Marvel movie universe, the knowledge that Tony Stark’s father will play a role in “Iron Man 2” had us thinking about the character’s potential role in another movie, the World War II-based “The First Avenger: Captain America.” When we had the chance to catch up with “Iron Man 2” director Jon Favreau, we had to ask, will Tony’s dad make a cameo (or more) when Captain America arrives in theaters?
“Yeah, because he was around then,” confirmed Favreau.
“[’Captain America’] is World War II,” he explained. “It wouldn’t be that same actor, probably, because he would be much younger.”
Elaborating on the elder Stark’s role, Favreau said the industrialist willplay a role not unlike another famous businessman from the real world.
“[Howard Stark] was starting out during that time, and [he] was involved with the war effort, much like Howard Hughes,” said the filmmaker.
Way back in September 2008, we speculated that Howard Stark could play a much bigger role in Captain America’s big-screen debut than just a cameo, and while many rumors have been debunked since that time, things still look good for Tony’s dad to be a major player in the story of soldier-turned-superhero Steve Rogers.
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