Dominic Cooper Set For “Captain America”

Dominic Cooper (“Mamma Mia,” “The Duchess”) is set to be play a young Howard Stark, father of Tony ‘Iron Man’ Stark, in the 1940’s-set scenes of the upcoming “The First Avenger: Captain America”.

The story first emerged over Salon.com where an interview with the British hunk in Cannes mentioned the casting in the introduction but didn’t include a quote in either the interview video or transcript.

Superhero Hype followed the story up however with Salon author Andrew O’Hehir who said Cooper confirmed the news to a group of journalists immediately after, and that it would be his next role.

“Mad Men” star John Slattery played an elderly Howard Stark in early 70’s-set flashback/film reel scenes in the recent “Iron Man 2”. Cooper was previously, and incorrectly, linked to play one of the Warriors Three in the “Thor” movie.

“Captain America” kicks off filming in a few weeks in London.