Sam Rockwell Wants to Reprise His Role as Justin Hammer in Marvel’s ARMOR WARS — GeekTyrant

Sam Rockwell is hoping that he gets to reprise his MCU role as Justin Hammer in Marvel’s Armor Wars. The actor recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and when he was asked if there was any truth to online rumors suggesting his MCU character may return for the film, he said:

“I’m waiting for the phone call. I haven’t gotten the phone call. Listen, I’m in, dude. Let’s go.”

There was a rumor that Rockwell was in talks to join the film a month ago. And if he really is in the movie, he’s not going to reveal that until Marvel reveals it.

He has said in the past that he would be open to playing Hammer again, and he did come back for the role in an episode of What If…? Season 2, where he played a Variant of the villain who invaded Avengers Tower on Christmas Eve, and jumped into the Hulkbuster armor to battle Happy “The Freak” Hogan. 

When asked whether he’d like to be part of a project such as Thunderbolts, he responded, “Yeah, definitely. I would be into that. [Thunderbolts] sounds cool…[Hammer’s] fun, he’s a real Lex Luthor.”

It makes sense to see Rockwell return for Armor Wars, though. Don Cheadle has teased how his own character will be explored in the Marvel movie, explaining that for the first time, we’ll get to see what makes Rhodey tick. He said:

“The fun part about it is that we’re going to continue to explore Rhodey and — in some ways for the first time — get to see what makes him tick. We understand his physical challenges, but we haven’t really yet dug into a lot of his emotional and psychological [challenges].”

Armor Wars was originally planned as a series, but was reworked as a movie because the studio was committed to “getting the story told the right way and in that process realized that a feature was better suited for the project.”

Marvel producer Nate Moore (Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) previously opened up about why Armor Wars is the kind of project that needs to be a film versus a series, saying: “When you’re talking about a show that wants to be about seeing all the cool armors and Don Cheadle interacting with all these armors and, sort of, the legacy of Tony Stark? That became kind of cost prohibitive to do as a show.”

I’m curious to see what this movie ends up being, but do you think Rockwell will be back as Justin Hammer?

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