Re: Captain America 2: News and Speculation - Part 10
Justin Hammer is the mirror-reverse Tony Stark. Both of them were born wealthy and inherited companies from their fathers, but where Tony also inherited Howard Stark's genius, charm and business acumen, Hammer possesses none of those skills. Tony has more in common with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, tech titans who built their companies up by designing innovative products and, in Tony's case, vastly improving upon what he inherited. From what we've seen of Hammer's products, he is far from the genius that Stark is, and he knows it.
Hammer, lacking Tony's intellect, is forced to hire others to do what he cannot. That isn't a failing in and of itself, but from the low quality of the products Hammer Industries puts out it's clear that he hasn't chosen his scientists and designers well. He is also unscrupulous and not above trying to steal Stark's designs to get ahead, though even that ended in disaster for him due to his lack of skilled technicians. Recruiting Vanko was just another in a series of shady deals and missteps for Hammer. This is a man destined to forever exist in Tony Stark's shadow, desperately trying to fake the brilliance and charm that his rival so effortlessly exudes. He doesn't have it in him to become a major villain, though he can inadvertently assist smarter and more dangerous criminals as he did with Vanko.
Last edited by xeno000; 12-04-2013 at 05:54 AM.