Don Cheadle gave the perfect, most hilarious response when asked about Armor Wars recently.
After 10 years of being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Don Cheadle is finally getting his own solo shot at War Machine with the upcoming Armor Wars series on Disney Plus. Details on the series are slim, though a recent rumor suggested that Walton Goggins’ Ant-Man villain could make a return in the Cheadle-led series.
The War Machine actor recently spoke to ACE Comic Con via ZOOM to discuss his career and lengthy tenure in the MCU. Naturally, his upcoming lead role in Armor Wars was brought up by interviewer Angelique Roche. Realizing it was best to just divorce himself from the conversation, Don Cheadle got up and left, resulting in one of the funniest moments to come from the actor.
When he returned, Don Cheadle did open up about the character of War Machine when asked about what the most exciting part about playing him is. In his answer, he briefly teased his upcoming return in Armor Wars, revealing that the series is still in its early days of production.
“I think the most exciting part is yet to come. I think we don’t have a super-strong idea of who he is, really. Outside of that bubble of The Avengers. Outside of his friendship with Tony. Now, he’s going to be untethered from all of that. So, it’s an opportunity to discover who he is, that we have not had before with concentrated time and focus on Rhodey, and Rhodey’s journey. Hopefully, some stuff about his past. Teeing up some things about his potential future. Who knows how long this Marvel thing goes. It seems kinda unending.”
“The most exciting things are still to come and those things were hinted at in Endgame. Where this character might go? What might be in the offing for him? It’s very early in the process for Armor Wars. We just hired my boy Yassir [Lester], which I am very excited about. He wrote on Black Monday. Became friends with him, really close with him. Great guy, a lot of great ideas. Honestly, we’re still trying to crack the spine of what it’s going to be and chop it up. I couldn’t give you the answers if you wanted them, because we’re in the ‘clay mode’ right now.”
Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes last appeared in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here is the plot synopsis for the series:
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, the series stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.
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