EXCLUSIVE: Sam Rockwell Describes His War Machine Team-Up With Don Cheadle In ‘Iron Man 2′

Yesterday, we brought you an update from Don Cheadle about his experiences in the War Machine armor during “Iron Man 2,” but today we a few more, exclusive details to share about the much-anticipated debut of the armor Tony Stark isn’t wearing in the film (as far as we know).

When “Iron Man 2″ actor Sam Rockwell dropped by Splash Page HQ recently, we asked him about the relationship between his character (rival industrialist Justin Hammer) and Don Cheadle’s character (Stark’s military buddy James “Rhodey” Rhodes). After all, they seemed pretty chummy in the “Iron Man 2″ trailer that premiered during Comic-Con in San Diego this year.

“Don and I, we’re working together,” said Rockwell of the pair’s relationship. “He works with me in spite of some of my personality flaws.”

Pressed for more details about those “personality flaws,” Rockwell called Hammer “a bit of a shark.” According to the actor, Hammer’s relationship with Rhodes is one of necessity, not of choice.

“Don’s character, Rhodey, needs to work with me. He has no choice,” said Rockwell. “So we team up and we build this fabulous War Machine.”

Knowing that his character played an integral role in creating the War Machine armor, one would think he’d take advantage of the opportunity to try it on. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be.

“I really wanted to, but Don wouldn’t let me,” said Rockwell.

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