It appears that War Machine will have a significant role in the upcoming Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only is the character portrayed by Don Cheadle getting his own show, Armor Wars, but he will also make some relevant appearances in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series. While talking with BroBible, Cheadle revealed that James Rhodes would cross paths with the titular heroes of the upcoming Disney Plus’ show.
“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. 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 happen,” he said, referring to Armor Wars. “You know, Rhodey shows up in Winter Soldier and Falcon’s show. So, it can be a lot.”
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In the same interview, Cheadle also guessed that the departure of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man would be pivotal in the upcoming Armor Wars series. According to the actor, the show will enter the writing stage of its production next month.
“The death of Tony Stark, I’m pretty sure, will play a role in the series,” Cheadle added. “Where we’ve been sort of progressing Rhodey—even in the last film where he’s now up again and he’s now walking again and he’s now mobile again—so as the technology continues to develop and we keep making innovations in the suit and what happens, I imagine there’s gonna be another elevation and another way that we’re going to keep digging into that part of Rhodey.”
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut on Disney+ on Mar. 19.
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