Ahead of his directorial debut of his movie Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle sat down for an interview with Superherohype and talked about the future of War Machine in the MCU at the Sundance Film Festival.
Cheadle has been a fan favorite since his debut as War Machine in Iron Man 2 which released in 2010. And pivotal role in the critically aclaimed Iron Man 3 which produced a lot of speculation after finding out Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin was a hoax, and the Marvel One Shot: All Hail The King showed that the real Mandarin is out there.
Cheadle was last seen as War Machine in a brief cameo at the end of [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), and will next be seen talking sides with Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War which releases later this spring.
Many speculate War Machine is going to start showing up more, especially in the Russo Brothers Avengers: Infinity War Pt 1 & 2.
Cheadle had this to say about what he knows about Marvel's plans.
I never know what it’s going to be and they keep their cards very close to their breast with Marvel,” he told us. “I never know where the character’s going to go, but he’s become more and more and in the next one, you’ll see that what happens to Rhodey is a little bit more intense and pivotal to what happens in the rest of the stories.”
Cheadle then went on to comment about the difference in Marvel films and his directorial debut of the film Miles Ahead.
Captain America: Civil War debuts in theaters May 6th, 2016.
“I ultimately like it when we’re there and I’m working with other actors and it’s fun, but it can be very tedious,” Cheadle says about the experience playing in the Marvel Universe. “A lot of time you’re looking at a green screen and a tennis ball on a C-stand, and it could’t be more antithetical to doing what Miles Ahead was, but you just give over to the elements and go, ‘Oh these are the toys and I’m playing with the biggest and best toys’ and we’re flying around and doing stuff that if I was ten years old, I would be having the greatest time in my life.”