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Rockwell an early candidate for 'Iron Man'

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Rockwell an early candidate for 'Iron Man'

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Iron Man actor Clark Gregg has revealed that Sam Rockwell was an early candidate to play the Marvel superhero.

Gregg, who directed Rockwell in this week's Choke, told DS that Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau had Rockwell on his shortlist to play billionaire industrialist Tony Stark.

He said: "Sam was on his early list for Iron Man, he's a big fan of Sam Rockwell's."

Gregg added that he is hoping to reprise his role as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Agent Coulson in the sequel, though no talks have taken place.

He said: "Not officially, which is why I'm very nervous about it. I have bumped into Jon Favreau, he's given me a couple of winks and nods, like Agent Coulson might make a repeat appearance."

> Click here for our full interview with Clark Gregg

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