Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes A.K.A. War Machine will make an appearance in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
It’s all connected. In a recent appearance on BroBible’s Post-Credit podcast, Don Cheadle opened up about the inter-connected nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He noted that that Marvel Studios has figured out a perfect formula for using its sprawling cast of characters across different mediums, explaining that the storylines set up on the big-screen get explored in much deeper ways on Disney Plus. WandaVision, for example, seems to be managing that plan perfectly.
“That’s some of the fun of the MCU, that we all get to show up in each other’s stories, and there are ways that we’re cross-platforming these characters, and they become storylines, sometimes, in the movies. And then these storylines in the movies become storylines in the shows,”
But Don Cheadle also revealed he’ll return to play War Machine in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which is set to arrive on Disney Plus next month. The star also touched on his solo series, Armor Wars, saying that he’s excited to get started on the project. With his appearance in the Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes adventure, it wouldn’t be surprising if Armor Wars spins out of whatever Baron Zemo has planned for the MCU. Take a look at Don Cheadle discussing the series below.
“It’s really a fun and interesting and, by all imagination, completely open-ended — this can go anywhere. It’s great, I can’t wait to get in the room with the writers and figure out how all those things [connecting Armor Wars to the MCU] happen. You know, Rhodey shows up in Winter Soldier and Falcon’s show. So, it can be a lot.”
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Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming Marvel Studios 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 / US Agent. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on March 19, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Don Cheadle and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: BroBible’s Post-Credit podcast