Tim Robbins may join Stark Enterprises
Iron Man 2 news continues to leak out with Latino Review reporting that Tim Robbins may be signing on to portray Howard Stark, father to Tony, a man whose legacy was extolled in the first film. In other comments, producer Jon Favreau hinted that Howard Stark may have had something to do with the super soldier formula which would further link Iron Man to 2011’s First Avenger: Captain America.
“Jon [Favreau] wanted to get a good actor because he didn’t think the guy who played Howard in the last film could carry such an important scene,” the site noted.
They also report that our speculation that casting notes meant Natasha Romanov, a.k.a. the Black Widow, was expected appear to be true. Not only that, the site says Clint Barton, the carny turned criminal Hawkeye will also appear. Both were introduced in Iron Man’s Tales of Suspense days so screenwriter Justin Theroux continues to mine the early material from Stan Lee and Don Heck.