Iron Man 2 wasn’t a very good film, but feel free to say otherwise in the comment section below. One of it’s saving graces, however, was whenever Justin Hammer was on screen. The egocentric arms dealer of H.A.M.M.E.R. – portrayed by Sam Rockwell – was always entertaining to watch. From trying to hide his own failed Iron Man test to getting Whiplash his bird, and, eventually, watching him get hauled off to jail, he was gold in every seen. Speaking of being hauled off to jail, this make him one of the few villains to survive a Marvel film; the bad guys usually get killed in some anticlimactic fashion. So, just where is Justin Hammer these days?
While there was no mention of him, or his namesake company in Iron Man 3, the possibility of Hammer’s return has always been there. Perhaps in Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
In a recent interview with Vulture to promote his new film The Way, Way Back, the actor expressed his interest in reprising his role saying:
“Ah! I was hoping to come back in one of the Avengers films and come after Gwyneth Paltrow, because that’s what they set up, that I was going to get revenge on Gwyneth for getting me arrested or something. I could do a Cape Fear thing with Gwyneth. But they’ve got a lot of mojo in there already, so I don’t know if they need another pirate like me in the mix there! [Laughs.] Maybe S.H.I.E.L.D. is the way to go.”
It wouldn’t be an insane notion, a subplot involving Hammer and S.H.I.E.L.D.. Until anything official is announced by the studio heads at Marvel, Disney or ABC, this is just Sam expressing where he would have liked his character to go. Return to your lives and keep trying to guess what kind of marketing the studio is going to come up with beside giant S.H.I.E.L.D. logos on billboards.
Source: Comic Book Movie