Re: Captain America 2: News and Speculation - Part 10
I don't think the movie version of Hammer would work as a grand, world conquering supervillain. . . but I think he *could* work as a more mid tier villain. Basically have him shift into something like his comic book version, as a patron and supplier for various lower level villains. Having learned his lesson, he avoids genius hardcases like Vanko in the future, and sticks to dealing with either vulnerable scientists he can coopt or rob, and criminals he can control because they are dependent on him for their edge.
He still comes off as a bit of a joke, but the trick is that he comes off that way even when he's ordering someone murdered or such.