Dominic Cooper to Also Play Howard Stark in Captain America
Though we've already seen the role of Howard Stark (father to Iron Man himself, Tony Stark) portrayed by Gerard Sanders (in Iron Man) and most recently by John Slattery (in Iron Man 2), Salon (via Cinematical) reports that Dominic Cooper (An Education, The Duchess) will portray an even younger version of the founder of Stark Industries in Captain America: The First Avenger. This is confirmation of what we had heard previously about just how big of a role Papa Stark will play in Marvel's ever-expanding on-screen universe. Though we're unsure how big the part is, there's no doubt it'll certainly be a very integral role.
Of course, aside from Nick Fury saying that he worked with Howard Stark decades ago (presumably whilst both were involved with Captain America in some form or another) there are also the Easter Eggs in Iron Man 2 (Cap's shield and even a meta reference with the inclusion of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it background appearance of a Captain America comic) that allude to the fact that Howard Stark is certainly important to Captain America's story. Cooper joins an interesting assembly of talent including Chris Evans as the titlular Avenger, Hugo Weaving as the diabolical Red Skull, Toby Jones as evil scientist Arnim Zola, Hayley Atwell as Cap's love interest Peggy Carter, Sebastian Stan as Cap's sidekick Bucky Barnes and many more to come!