I really think that some of the most interesting villains, are the ones with all the money and power. We see this trend in many of the story lines in comic books. In Superman, for example, Lex Luthor is the ultimate villain because he has power behind all of that money. Vandal Savage is another ultimate super villain with a ton of money and power that has remained a constant threat against the Justice League. Characters like these are major threats to superheroes even though they may not have super powers themselves. Looking at Iron Man's rogues gallery, we have a variety of different super villains that are considered a major threat to Tony Stark and his ambitions. Of all of these villains, one of the most intriguing (at least in my opinion) is Justin Hammer. While Hammer may not be physically intimidating; he has the knowledge, power and prowess to make him a major threat to Tony Stark. It should be of no surprise that he would be a major character in the upcoming Iron Man film. In an interview with MTV, Sam Rockwell who plays the role of the nefarious Justin Hammer in the film, discusses his character's role and the prospect of his team-up with Mickey Rourke's " Whiplash" in the movie.
"The closest I can come to [describing our characters' relationship] is maybe Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle in 'Young Frankenstein,' or Abbott and Costello," Rockwell half-kiddingly explained. "I'm sort of a fast-talking arms dealer and Mickey's a weapons maker, so he's a very dangerous man—he's been in the joint. And I've got the money. So we team up together to get [Stark]."
All I have to say is, very cool. I am so thrilled that we will be seeing Hammer as a major adversary of Stark's in the upcoming Iron Man 2 film! What do you guys think? Are you excited to see the interaction between Tony Stark and Justin Hammer?