'Captain America' Will Be 'Quite Touching,' Says Dominic Cooper

"Captain America: The First Avenger" won't arrive in theaters until July, but we're not the only ones looking forward to the film's premiere.

When MTV News visited the set of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," we spoke to actor Dominic Cooper about playing Howard Stark, the brilliant industrialist and father to Tony Stark. Cooper offered up some of his thoughts about playing a key role in Marvel's cinematic universe and whether fans will like what they see when "Captain America" hits theaters.

"I can't wait to see it," Cooper told MTV News.

"You read what people have written about the comics, and you see and understand people's enjoyment and excitement and trepidation about what [the movies] are going to be like and how it's going to be shown," he continued. "It was such an epic thing to be part of."

Back in March, we got our first good look at Cooper as Howard Stark in the "Captain America" trailer, and learned a bit more about the role the character will play in the development of the super-soldier serum that gives Cap his powers. According to the actor, however, it's more than the shield-slinging action that will appeal to audiences.

"From what I've seen, I think it's going to be quite touching," he said of the film. "The story at the hear of it is a touching one."

"The true, hardcore lovers of it will be very pleased," he added. "Chris is the perfect Captain America. The bits I've seen look wonderful."

"Captain America: The First Avenger" hits theaters July 22.

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