For those hoping to see more of James Rhodes (a.k.a War Machine), we have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news: in a recent interview, the man responsible for the most recent cinematic turn as War Machine, Mr. Don Cheadle, confirmed that a spin-off film revolving around his heavily armed counterpart is currently in the works. In said interview, Cheadle explained:
“They’re developing it now, they’re working on that. I think they’ve hired a writer, so we’ll see how it goes. It would be a lot of fun.”
To check out the bad news, and to hear the actor briefly discuss Jon Favreau’s Iron Man departure, hit the jump for the video interview.
While the War Machine fan club (which may or may not actually exist) might rejoice over the news that their beloved character has his own feature in the works, they will most likely be disappointed to hear that he will probably be absent from Avengers. In talking with MTV about that film, Cheadle said:
“I don’t think he shows up in [Avengers]. I think he’s kind of a lone wolf.”
With this living proof that you can’t win them all in mind, here’s the video of Cheadle’s short-but-sweet MTV interview: