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.