War Machine Spin-Off in the Works
01.22.11 by Ryan
When Marvel Studios "assembled" the cast of their upcoming The Avengers, there was one notable exception: Don Cheadle. There's a good reason for it, since Cheadle's Iron Man 2 character, Lt. James "Rhodey" Rhodes, a.k.a War Machine, is getting his own movie. Cheadle told MTV about the spin-off while attending the Sundance Film Festival.
They're developing it now, they're working on that. I think they've hired a writer, so we'll see how it goes. It would be a lot of fun.
This is quite the turnaround for Cheadle who said that Iron Man 3 was more likely than a War Machine spin-off.
While Cheadle is happy about a War Machine movie, the actor isn't certain he will show up in The Avengers. "I don't think he shows up in [Avengers]," Cheadle revealed. "I think he's kind of a lone wolf."
The Avengers opens May 4, 2012. A War Machine movie, should it go into production, would likely debut sometimes after that.