Anyway, earlier today I did my second interview with Sam Rockwell here at the Sundance Film Festival. A few days ago I spoke with him about “Moon”, and today we talked about his other movie “The Winning Season” (which was just bought by Lionsgate).
When we spoke a few days ago, after our interview ended, we spent a few minutes talking about “Iron Man 2”. I told him how fandom was incredibly excited that he’d been offered a role and that with actors of his caliber, the second movie could be better than the first. He seemed really excited to hear what I said and we chatted a bit more about superhero movies.
Cut to today.
After our interview ended, we again spoke about “Iron Man 2”. I told him how that I’d told some of my friends who run other websites about our “Iron Man” conversation and how they confirmed their excitement at his casting. Again he seemed really happy that I was so excited, and then he told me the news.
But the best part of our conversation was when he asked me if there were any comic book stores in Park City…as he wanted to read some Iron Man comic books that had his character. I told him Park City didn’t have any as far as I knew…but when he got back to New York he should walk into any comic book store and they’d give him anything he needed. He sort of laughed when I said they’d give him the comics…but I meant it. If I worked in a comic book store and the guy who’d be playing a major role in an upcoming comic book movie came in looking for material to study…I’d give him anything he wanted.
But maybe that’s just me.
And for more info on Justin Hammer….here’s what Marvel has on it’s website.
When Stark International finally abandoned the manufacture of weapons and arms technology, many of Tony Stark’s competitors were happy to take its place. None was so successful, however, as Hammer Industries, led by the unscrupulous and ruthless Justin Hammer, and it quickly became the world’s leading weapons supplier.