Sounds Like Iron Patriot Will Pop Up in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
In what might have been an accidental reveal after being woken up with a nomination for a Golden Globe for the Showtime series "House of Lies," actor Don Cheadle has revealed that he will be popping up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. USA Today (via ScreenCrush) spoke with the actor this morning who said that he was heading to a production meeting for the Marvel sequel after he got off the phone with the newspaper. We don't know if Colonel James Rhodes will suit up as War Machine or Iron Patriot to help out Iron Man and The Avengers, but this is good news since his presence in the first assembly was missed. More below!
Cheadle has seen plenty of action alongside Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, but this will be the first time he comes into contact with any of the other members of The Avengers. War Machine/Iron Patriot would make a nice addition to the line-up which also sees Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson joining the team as brother/sister duo Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. With no more solo Iron Man adventures lined up (Gwyneth Paltrow has said that a fourth film in the series is unlikely), this might be the only way we see Rhodes pop up in the Marvel universe. That could mean he's prime to be a pivotal character death to add some weight, but we'll have to see what happens when The Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives May 1st, 2015.