First Look: Don Cheadle as Rhodey in Iron Man 2
Thanks to Jon Favreau's Twitter, we know that Iron Man 2 started shooting yesterday, but we've been hoping to see something more exciting than just signs and a chair. Thankfully SpoilerTV has come to the rescue with the very first photos from the set, including one of Don Cheadle in costume as Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes. Normally I hate posting first look photos from sequels, because we've already seen how everyone looks, and Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow haven't really changed one bit. But obviously this is important because as we all know, Terrence Howard was replaced by Cheadle in this sequel.
I threw in that photo of RDJ as Tony Stark, too, just for good measure. Boy is it great seeing him back in that suit. And I've got to say, Cheadle looks like a formidable replacement, not too much of a change, but not a copy either. I'm hoping this switch goes over as smoothly as Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Dark Knight. Of course, the reaction to these photos might be a bit harsh at first, but I'm sure we'll all start to warm up to Cheadle by the time we see the first trailer. We'll be sure to bring you any more first look photos from Iron Man 2 that pop up, including any of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow or Mickey Rourke as Whiplash.