Avengers: Age Of Ultron confirms Don Cheadle’s Rhodey

Iron Man 3 star Don Cheadle cast in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, is he the lead in Iron Man 4?

Don Cheadle in the Iron Patriot armour in Iron Man 3
Don Cheadle in the Iron Patriot armour in Iron Man 3

Speaking to USA Today, Avengers: Age Of Ultron director and Marvel Phase 2 mastermind Joss Whedon revealed that Don Cheadle’s Rhodey will have “a part to film in the next Avengers movie.”

Colonel James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes was last seen in Iron Man 3 wearing the red, white and blue Iron Patriot armour. We spoke exclusively to Cheadle at the time about how War Machine might handle being a member of the Avengers line-up, and which other superhero he’d find common ground with…

“Probably Captain America, he’d love winding Tony up,” laughs Cheadle. “He’d tell him [Cap] to take the piss out of Tony all the time, like, ‘Talk about his height!’”

Another question is, with star Robert Downey Jr signed on for more Avengers movies, but not more Iron Man films – is Cheadle being groomed for the lead role in Iron Man 4?

It’s certainly about time someone other than a white male held the reins in a big budget superhero movie…

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is due in cinemas 1 May 2015. You can buy Avengers Assemble on DVD for £10.99 or on Blu-ray for £14.99 from Amazon.co.uk.

Age of Ultron Comic-Con Annoucement Footage and… by teagone