Marvel.com spread the word that Marvel Studios announced today that Dominic Cooper (WARRIOR QUEEN) has been cast as Howard Stark in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.
Cooper joins a cast that includes Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Capt. America, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Hayley Atwell, and Sebastian Stan.
“In the film, Cooper will portray the younger version of Howard Stark, the character which John Slattery portrayed in “Iron Man 2.” Joe Johnston will direct the film penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Nigel Gostelow and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the U.S. on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
“Captain America: The First Avenger” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.”
In the comics, Howard Stark (Tony Stark’s father) was retconned into the Captain America mythos, providing the super soldier’s indestructible shield.
A stage as well as a screen actors, Dominic Cooper was also in THE HISTORY BOYS and MAMA MIA.