Although he by no means obtained his personal solo film, during the last decade, Colonel James Rhodes has simply change into one of many Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most necessary supporting characters. Other than simply being Tony Stark’s good friend, confidant and conscience within the Iron Man movies, we’ve additionally seen him in three Avengers films, Captain America: Civil War and in addition in Captain Marvel’s post-credits scene.
Given his ties to the army, authorities, S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, War Machine can simply make his means into any of the MCU’s standalone franchises and it wouldn’t be too tough to discover a position for him to play, however regardless of Cheadle all the time doing a very good job with the half, it isn’t like there’s been a giant cry for any kind of spinoff or standalone movie for the character.
Whereas whispers of a War Machine collection for Disney Plus have surfaced right here and there, nothing official has been introduced simply but. And this week, we realized one thing which will simply finish the thought of a Rhodey car as soon as and for all.
In a latest interview, Cheadle revealed that he signed on for six Marvel films when he first joined the MCU, saying:
“I used to be really at my child’s celebration—a laser tag social gathering—and I received a name from my agent, and so they mentioned, ‘Hey, so I need to join you to those Marvel guys. They need to speak to you, however they need to give you the half.’ I don’t suppose it was [Kevin] Feige. I don’t know who was on the telephone. However they mentioned, ‘Hey, that is the position. We wish you to do that. It’s a six-picture deal.’ I used to be like, ‘What?! Oh, uh, okay…’ And I’m attempting to do the maths. I’m like, ‘That’s 11 or 12 years. I’m unsure.’ And so they’re like, ‘Nicely, we have to know, as a result of in the event you’re not saying sure, then we’re gonna transfer on to the following particular person. So that you’ve received an hour.’
Seeing because the actor has already appeared in Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Age of Ultron, Civil War, Infinity War and Endgame, meaning his present contract can be expired and his time as War Machine technically at its finish, as that’s six films proper there (not counting Captain Marvel‘s post-credits scene). Nonetheless, it’s solely potential that he’s prolonged his contact to incorporate the aforementioned, rumored Disney Plus collection.
It’s not like he’d be the primary MCU actor to take action and when you consider it, a solo present could also be a good suggestion, because it might dive deeper into the person contained in the go well with since we nonetheless don’t actually know so much about Rhodey. However once more, the cry for a War Machine challenge hasn’t been that loud and till we hear one thing official from Marvel, all we will actually do is wait and see. Inform us, although, would you tune in for a collection centered on Cheadle’s character? Tell us down under.