Howard Stark Comes Back for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

June 13, 2013
Source: ComicBookMovie

Dominic Cooper

Well, this is an interesting and late development. Along with the somewhat recent news that Robert Redford had a pivotal role as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, another interesting casting move has just been revealed, and it brings back a character from Captain America: The First Avenger. Speaking with Xpose Entertainment (via ComicBookMovie), Dominic Cooper revealed that he has completed shooting some scenes where he returns as Howard Stark, founder of Stark Industries and father of Iron Man himself, Tony Stark. But how is that possible with a sequel in present day? Read on!

Well, we're not entirely sure. And honestly, Cooper is either being very coy about how he comes into play in the sequel, or he really has no idea how the scenes he ended up shooting will fit into the film. Cooper says:

"I never know what to say about this. But I have definitely put the costume on. I have worn the costume and we have shot something, but how it's going to enter into the next phase of what they are planning I don't know. I sound so dodgy, I don't even believe myself! I have shot some scenes. I went off and shot something, but I can't even work out how my character can be in it; wouldn't I be dead? But anything is possible. They are quite secretive about where they are going to go with the characters and how it will slot in, you have no idea. So you turn up, put your costume on and do as you are told."

So unless Cooper is playing dumb, he couldn't even work out whether he was shooting some sort of flashback scene, or maybe some kind of archive from the past that comes into play in present day some. It would be a pretty big revelation if Howard Stark was alive and well in the present day, especially since it seems like Cooper wasn't aged in any sort of way, so that's likely not the case. Could these scenes maybe have something to do with the Peggy Carter short film that Hayley Atwell said would be at Comic-Con later this year? If not, we're definitely interested to see how Stark fits in with Phase Two of Marvel's universe.

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  • Charlie Hard
    I am just hoping it's not a present day scene...
  • Sky
    I would be interesting to have him show up, looking old enough to have raised his son... then faked his death or something ridiculous like that. And then you could have some fun with Tony finding out his father isnt dead but has been in some shield bunker in Nebraska working on a new A.I. with Hank Pym (Ant Man) and they are calling it Ultron!!!! Oh Shit.... i want Ultron so bad!!!
  • BinaryChaos
    It probably has something to do with him having the blueprints for the winter soldier and it then being stolen
  • Nick Perkins
    Could it be a flashback scene where he ends up with a grieving Peggy who turns out to be IRON MAN'S MOM? Cap would hate Tony Stark all the more...
  • ellid
    Uh...Cooper said something almost identical about a month ago. Not really news.




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