Posts Tagged ‘Iron Man 2’

h1

Don Cheadle is James Rhodes

October 19, 2008

Iron Man 2 is undergoing some major Rhodes works. Ahem.

In casting news that has shocked and stunned the world, Terrence Howard will no longer be playing Tony Stark’s right-hand man, Jim Rhodes, in Marvel’s mega-sequel. He’s exited left, pursued by bear, with Don Cheadle coming in to replace him as the future War Machine.

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Howard departed after a disagreement over finances. It’s a shame, as now he was a good Rhodey – he was upright, charismatic, with a hint of swagger – and now will never be able to deliver on his famous line from the first Iron Man – “next time, baby” – by squeezing into the armour.

But, as Steven Soderbergh once said, if you can put Don Cheadle in your movie, put Don Cheadle in your movie. Advice we’re glad to see that Iron Man 2’s director, Jon ‘Favreau’ Favs has taken, especially considering the rumour that Rhodey will have a larger part to play this time around.

Advertisements
h1

Iron Man 2 Plot Details

September 14, 2008

First up, as thoroughly hinted at in the first instalment, Col. James ‘Rhodey” Rhodes (Terrence Howard) will get a chance to don armour and become War Machine for the film, in news that will surprise no one but please everyone Secondly, while Favreau sees the Mandarin as the overarching villain behind the series (he’s thinking three as well as two), he doesn’t know how to do him onscreen, what with the arcane powers and racial stereotyping that don’t fit that well into Iron Man’s world. But since he talked about his fascination with the new Cold War that seems to be brewing, we might see a villain like Crimson Dynamo, of whom there have been twelve comic incarnations but who would at least fit in Iron Man’s world, being another man in a suit, but this tme one who can use electricity to devastating effect.