Avengers: Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus revealed that in an early draft for the film, Don Cheadle’s War Machine served as Vice President of the United States.
In a recent interview with comicbook.com, Markus revealed that War Machine’s role in Avengers: Endgame could’ve been a little bit different than what we ended up seeing. As audiences know, Avengers: Endgame flashes forward five years after the events of Avengers: Infinity War in which Thanos wiped out 50% of all living creatures in the universe. In an earlier draft, War Machine pursued a career in American politics and eventually became Vice President James Rhodes.
Markus revealed the story detail and briefly explained why it was dropped from the final version of Avengers: Endgame:
“We took it out because it didn’t have any story weight, but I believe that during one draft, in the five year jump, Rhodey became Vice President. Vice President Rhodey.”
War Machine survived the events of Avengers: Endgame and was one of the last people to say goodbye to his best friend, Tony Stark/Iron Man. Along with the rest of the surviving Avengers, War Machine paid his respects to the fallen hero at his funeral, where he is shown mourning with Happy Hogan as the latter puts his hand around his shoulder in comfort.
The future of Don Cheadle’s War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains unknown, but given that he remains alive, it is likely that audiences will reunite with him in a future film/TV series. Perhaps War Machine eventually becomes Vice President of the United States in the future as well!
War Machine was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the synopsis:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe