Dominic Cooper, who portrays Tony Stark’s father Howard Stark in the Joe Johnston-helmed “Captain America: The First Avenger”, has spoken with Vulture about how some big Marvel universe elements will be explored in the WWII-setting of the film.
“We learn the whole idea of where Stark Industries comes from, which is out of pure curiosity and creative juices and excitement towards thinking of the future and developing things for good. He’s a Howard Hughes. He’s a guy that loves inventing, that’s extremely intelligent, and that loves his lifestyle as well” says Cooper.
Cooper says Howard Stark is also a ladies man like his son Tony, saying “You’re never quite sure where he’s been or where he’s just come from. And it’s always like he’s just come from somewhere in a tuxedo, from showing people his inventions and his new flying machines. He’s great fun.”
Cooper says he hasn’t got any stunts in the film and is quite happy about that, however his character does play an integral part in how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America – “He’s important because he’s part of the machinery that helps Captain America manipulate his body.”