Hilary Swank and Samuel L. Jackson join Iron Man!

It has long been rumored that Hilary Swank and Samuel L. Jackson — Samuel L. Jackson! — will appear in cameo roles in director Jon Favreau’s Iron Man adaptation.

Marvel Studios producer Avi Arad confirmed to MTV Movies Blog today that the duo will indeed appear in the film.

I don’t know much about the Iron Man comics so I don’t know who Swank might be playing, but take a look at the official Marvel Comics biography of General Nicholas Joseph Fury to get a clue about Jackson’s role.

Swank and Jackson join Robert Downey, Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges in Iron Man, which opens May 2, 2008.


Robert Downey, Jr. is going to wear the Iron Man armor to San Diego’s Comic-Con International this weekend.


  1. mistermccain says:

    Hmmm… this is interesting news. Seems like the Iron Man cast gets more intense with every additional actor coming on board. Thanks for sharing this. :)

  2. Kerstin says:

    Dang. What an all star cast.

    I don’t know if it’s true, but I read somewhere that of all the actors ever, the movies that Samuel L. Jackson has been in have grossed more than any other actor in history. I can believe it if you think of all the epics he’s been in. Star Wars alone would probably put him as number one.

  3. jessecuster says:

    Kerstin – last time I looked, it was Harrison Ford in that spot …

    As for Sam Jackson, I think he’d do a pretty damn good job as Nick Fury.

  4. Kerstin says:

    That would make sense too. I heard the thing about Jackson, if I recall correctly, when he was playing at the Bob Hope Celebrity Classic this year.

    Either way, they’re both damn cool people and have made some kick ass movies.

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