Don Cheadle Talks ‘Iron Man 3′ And War Machine Spinoff, Won’t Be In ‘The Avengers’

It sounds as if Don Cheadle will be back for “Iron Man 3” but not for “The Avengers” as James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine.

When asked by Collider about appearing in any more Marvel movies, Cheadle replied, “Well the Iron Man 3 is coming back. We’ll probably do that again in February and there’s talk of a War Machine spinoff, which I guess, unless I get recast, I would probably do.”

Cheadle likely brought up the possibility of being recast because he’d been cast to replace Terrence Howard, who played James Rhodes in the first “Iron Man” movie.

And while he didn’t say anything else about the possible “War Machine” spinoff, he did talk about “The Avengers.” Asked if he were in it, he said, “Not this one that they’re shooting right now. Thank god!”

It does sound as if he were initially supposed to be in it, because the actor went on, “Me being in ’The Avengers’? I have a contract to be in ’The Avengers’ but I’m glad they haven’t exercised that option yet. I need some down time.”

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