‘Captain America 2′: Dominic Cooper Has Shot New Howard Stark Scenes

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 13th, 2013 at 6:49 pm,

Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark in Captain America The First Avenger Captain America 2: Dominic Cooper Has Shot New Howard Stark Scenes

If there’s one unfortunate consequence of Captain America: The Winter Soldier being set in the present day, in the aftermath of The Avengers, rather than in the 1940s era that was the setting of Captain America: The First Avenger, it’s that most of the characters from Steve Rogers’ home era won’t be returning.






Captain America 2 Set Photos Reveal Winter Soldier Captain America 2: Dominic Cooper Has Shot New Howard Stark Scenes

The main exception, of course, is Cap’s best friend Bucky Barnes, whose superhero alter ego supplies the subtitle for the sequel, “The Winter Soldier”.

Though Howard Stark’s (Dominic Cooper) legacy lives in on his son – whose latest adventure, Iron Man 3, recently became the highest-grossing standalone Marvel character movie to date – many who enjoyed Cooper’s performance in Captain America: The First Avenger were no doubt hoping to see him reprise the role. Luckily for them, it appears that we haven’t seen the last of Howard Stark.

In an interview with MTV, Cooper revealed that he has shot additional scenes in character. Though he admits to being slightly perplexed as to how it’s going to work, he’s definitely going to return one way or another:

“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.

“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.”

Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in Captain America The First Avenger Captain America 2: Dominic Cooper Has Shot New Howard Stark Scenes

There are a couple of possibilities that spring to mind with this mention of Howard Stark’s return. The first is that Captain America: The Winter Soldier will feature flashbacks to the 1940s – which we have already heard will account for the return of Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter – and Cooper will appear in those. The other possibility is that the scenes he shot were for the Peggy Carter spin-off short film that is to be screened at Comic Con this year. His words give the impression that whatever he shot wasn’t substantial enough to give him an idea of how it would fit into an overarching story, so it’s likely that our next glimpse of Howard Stark will be pretty brief.

Do you think that Cooper is deliberately keeping his character’s role a secret, or do you believe that he was genuinely kept out of the loop by Marvel when filming his scenes? Share your theories on how, where and why we’ll see Howard Stark again in the comments.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters on April 4, 2014.

Source: MTV

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  1. Not sure he’d be completely out of the loop and unable to at least guess based on his lines and direction but who knows?

  2. Marvel needs to just recast Downey Jr with him, He at least seems like he’s not a jerk and portraying tony stark isn’t so far fetched since he already played his dad

    • He’s the perfect replacement for Downey! Cooper FTW!

    • RDJ is jerk? Lolwut

  3. The Peggy Carter spin-off short film guess rings best to me.

  4. Cool, really liked him in the role, so I’m glad to see him come back.

  5. As much as i love marvel but iam tired of secrecy that leads to nothing. As much as i enjoyed 90 percent of iron man 3 but the epic meltdown at last 45 minutes of movie with a fake mandarin and a extremis pepper potts has put any exictement on hold until at least thor comes out. So many opps wasted in iron man 3 to establish new characters and a new foundation for phase 2. Looked more like a bookend for phase 1.

    • The only reason there is secrecy is because there are sites like this and fans like us.

      Just because it is ‘secret’ or they want to attempt to keep it under wraps does not mean it is earth shattering when it comes to story advancement.

      Maybe they just feel you have no need to know every aspect and shot of the film/story/characters before you go into the theater.

  6. I really liked him on Cap1. I’d like to see him stick around for awhile.

  7. In the sheild graphic novel howard stark is alive he faked his own death, book is good people should find it, the story great minds of the past like gallio and de vinci were in sheild and have helped guide mankind .

  8. If RDJ doesn’t sign a new contract, Dominic Cooper wouldn’t be a terrible choice to be the new Tony Stark. He just looks more like his dad when he gets older…

  9. If Disney wanted to replace RDJ they should have done it in ironman 3 like by the end of ironman 3 he ended up going to space and in his absence war machine takes his place in the avengers 2 but during the middle of avengers 2 ironman comes back through a wormhole with an advance ironman suit that he made during his stay in space with GoTG.. and when he reveals his face he is years younger.. and he explains he got young because of some help from alien tech or something.. for me it would be an acceptable way of replacing RDJ …

    • OMG i love this idea of tony finally having access to other materials outside of earth to make his armor. Personally i was hoping the would take a page out of the comics where tony would get his armor made from the same place that made Thor’s hammer out of a star but GOTG is not a bad second. But where i think you go wrong is replacing RDJ you just can’t do it right now, he is the face of your franchise and the reason why it is as amazing and big as it is. If you want to replace him let him finish out this story line ending in avengers 3 and let Joss Whedon have his big star so he can work his director magic and amaze us all with Avengers 2

      • I don’t like RDJ to be replaced but Disney is such a money grab.. I don’t want anyone to play stark but RDJ.. but if Disney pulls a Norton or a Terence Howard on RDJ we don’t stand a chance

  10. i have always wondered who tony starks mother was but i know this off topic i thought it was going to be peggy but i realise i was wrong on that one

  11. What is with all this bit of people WANTING to recast Downey’s Iron Man? You think you’d get something better? Don’t think so. You would get an inferior actor, then all you would do is gripe. It’s gripers, by the way, that dealt a serious broadside to Green Lantern’s potential franchise, for which I am still angry about (Green Lantern was not that bad!!).

    • We don’t want him to replaced (for the most part) We’re trying to find good actors to replace him after he’s gone. He’s going to leave eventually and when that happens Marvel’s going to need a replacement. Downey isn’t going to do this forever, he’s hitting his fifties I think and that’s a bit old-ish for action movies. He said so himself. And as for Green Lantern, that’s just a matter of opinion. I personally think the movie was crap but some people can say the same about The Amazing Spider-Man, which I loved.

  12. After Iron Man 3, I’m no longer fazed by spoiler banners. They’re nothing compared to what a movie can REALLY do =))