“Vanilla Man!” the actor laughed. However, Cheadle quickly followed up his reply with his thoughts on comic films and whether he had any interest in landing a role in one.
“I’d love to do that, I love comic books,” replied Cheadle. “Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of black superheroes that they’ve made comic books about, so maybe we have to go the other way, create one in the film and then create a comic book about him.”
Or, in his case, land a role as Col. Rhodes, Tony Stark’s right hand man who will most likely don the sleek silver armor of War Machine in the upcoming sequel to “Iron Man.”
Read more of “Iron Man 2″ star Don Cheadle’s thoughts about superhero films over at SplashPage.MTV.com.