‘Iron Man 2’ Star Sam Rockwell Reacts To ‘Thunderbolts’ Announcement

Justin Hammer last appeared in the Marvel One-Shot, All Hail the King.

Sam Rockwell Justin Hammer

Iron Man 2 star Sam Rockwell recently shared his thoughts on Justin Hammer potentially returning in Thunderbolts.

Marvel is known for bringing back characters, even if it’s been years since we last saw them. During the studio’s presentation at D23, it was announced that Tim Blake Nelson would return as The Leader for Captain America: New World Order. Marvel also recently brought back Tim Roth as The Abomination, and many are hoping they do the same for Sam Rockwell’s Justin Hammer.

Could Justin Hammer Appear In Thunderbolts?

Justin Hammer could appear in a number of upcoming Marvel Studios projects, from Ironheart to Armor Wars. In a recent exchange with The Playlist on The Discourse Podcast, he was asked specifically about a potential appearance in Thunderbolts:

Rockwell: “Yeah, definitely. The Thunderbolt… who is that now? That’s not War Machine… that’s somebody else?”

The Playlist: “No, Thunderbolts is like a villain team-up movie.

Rockwell: “Oh, wow.”

The Playlist: “Hopefully that’s something you could fit your way into.”

Rockwell: “Yeah, I would be into that. [Thunderbolts] sounds cool… What villains would be in that?”

The Playlist: “Right now they have all kinds of people, like they have the new Black Widow, and possibly different from the Winter Soldier, you know, Falcon and the Winter Soldier show.”

Rockwell: “Yeah, yeah, that’s fun.”

The Playlist: “Would love to see Justin Hammer pop up again.”

Rockwell: “Yeah, me too. [Hammer’s] fun, he’s a real Lex Luthor.”

Here is the synopsis for Marvel’s next film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:

“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Sam Rockwell’s potential return to the MCU as Justin Hammer, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.

Source: The Playlist

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.