The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Sam Rockwell, who recently earned his first Oscar nomination for his role as the clueless and racist cop, Jason Dixon, in Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri. During the interview, Rockwell was then asked whether he wanted to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe or not:
“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.”
It has been eight years since Rockwell made his first appearance on the big screen as Justin Hammer in 2010 in Iron Man 2. Although, Rockwell did actually make a cameo in Marvel’s one-shot, All Hail the King, which was about Trevor Slattery (Iron Man 3) aka “Not The Mandarin” being in prison back in 2014. I do think there is more to the character that Rockwell could bring, so I am not opposed to him returning to the MCU. It will be interesting to see the challenges of Marvel finding room for Hammer to be included in their storytellings if they are open to bringing the Iron Man villain back.
We probably won’t know of Marvel’s decision to bring Rockwell back until Phase 4 because Avengers: Infinity War, coming out in May, and Avengers 4, coming out in 2019, will wrap up Phase 3. Also, when we find out who will survive the events in Infinity War and Avengers 4 will determine if we will see more of Rockwell in the MCU or not.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter