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Robert Downey Jr. talks about Don Cheadle’s Rhodey in Iron Man 3


It’s no secret that War Machine, the other Iron Clad Avenger, was completely absent in that entire NYC invasion thingy that happened in the Avengers film and fans had wondered how long we would have to wait to see the character return to the silver screen, and also how much of him we would see. When Robert Downey Jr. was quizzed on the subject he was surprisingly insightful into the increased use of the character for Iron Man’s 3rd adventure:


Rhodey is much more in the dead center of things. He’s much more dynamic. We’ve made this decision that while Tony is a technical guy, he’s not really a trained guy. There’s a lot of fun to be had with Don because he’s really good with hardware and he’s a martial artist, so it’s been really fun exploiting this possibility of Tony having moments like the one in AVENGERS, like the one with Cap where he decides, ‘Oh screw it, he probably knows what he’s doing.’ So there’s a lot of that and a lot more fun and a lot more depth to Rhodey this time around.


I like this idea.  We saw the character a bit in the last Iron Man film but this should  be a more experienced War Machine who could possibly showcase the differences between his armor and Tony’s.  I’m all for giving talented actors more screen time and with a talent like Don Cheadle it makes the description seem even more exciting.


RDJ goes on to talk about a well known secret scenario within the film and further drives it home that this next Iron Man could be a fun break from the Avengers ensemble:



We’ve just been talking about one sequence – the top-secret name is the Boot/Glove Sequence, I can tell you that, just between you and me – it’s where Tony only has one gauntlet and one boot and he has to escape multiple captors. It’s really fun, dude. We’re taking everything from his first gauntlet test in the first movie up through the most extreme stuff we thought up for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers and pulling on all of it and making this one big, extended challenge of physics.


Source: Geek Tyrant


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