Yesterday, we received the official press release that Tommy Lee Jones will play General Chester Phillips in Captain America: The First Avenger. Today, Marvel has sent us another press release confirmation announcing that Dominic Cooper (An Education) will play Howard Stark. We reported back in May that Cooper had secured the part. It was also rumored that he would play Fandral (one of the Warriors Three) in Thor so it looks like Cooper still found his way into the Marvel Universe. As those who saw Iron Man 2 (or read comics) know, Howard Stark is the father of Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) and was played in that film by John Slattery (Mad Men). However, since Captain America takes place during World War II, a younger Howard Stark is required. I assume that Stark's engineering genius will factor into the creation of Captain
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