The ever expanding and increasingly complex film version of the Marvel Universe continues to spread its roots throughout Hollywood, as A-listers and up and coming young stars alike sign on to key roles in a number of Marvel Studios productions. Their latest acquisition? Edgy British thespian Dominic Cooper.

Yes, according to Movieweb, it's finally official: after months of rumors, Marvel has officially announced that Cooper, who is best known for his work in 'An Education' and 'Mamma Mia!,' will be co-starring in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' in the role of patriotic industrialist and inventor par excellence Howard Stark.

Stark, you may recall, has already appeared on film in this summer's mega-blockbuster 'Iron Man 2.' In that movie the character was played by 'Mad Men's' John Slattery in a flashback sequence set in 1974. 'Captain America,' however, is set during World War II, meaning that the silver-haired Slattery is just a bit too old to reprise the role.
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