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Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle Officially Aboard 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man 2'

October 29, 2008 03:10:33 GMT

Robert Downey Jr. will take on his superhero role once again, while Don Cheadle is replacing Terrence Howard as Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes in the future installments of 'Iron Man 2' and 'Avengers'.


Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle Officially Aboard 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man 2'
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It is official, Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle will team up in both "Iron Man 2" and "The Avengers". Marvel Studios have just given out confirmation that they have signed both actors for the two superhero movies.

Downey Jr. will live up his crime-fighting role as Iron Man once again, while Cheadle will step into the shoes of Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, once played by Terrence Howard. Despite this great news, it is still unclear though whether Cheadle's character will be transformed into War Machine in "Iron Man" sequel.

Still, on Cheadle's involvement on the projects, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios comments, "We are very excited about working with the extraordinarily talented Don Cheadle as we expand the role of Rhodey in Iron Man 2. It has already become apparent as we prep the movie for production, that the dynamic between Robert and Don will take Iron Man 2 to new heights."

Moreover, the announcement also sheds light on the fact that filmmaker Jon Favreau is indeed on board "Iron Man 2" as its director and will also serve as the executive producer of "Avengers". It also teases "Avengers" plot synopsis noting, "The Avengers will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and more, as they are forced to band together to battle the biggest foe they've ever faced."

"Iron Man 2" has "Tropic Thunder" co-scribbler Justin Theroux attached to pen the story and is scheduled to be released on May 7, 2010. In the meantime, "Avengers" will be scripted by Zak Penn and sees a July 15, 2011 release. Both superhero movies will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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posted by andries price on Apr 28, 2009
robert downey jr. and don cheadle will not team up roobert downey jr. and terrence howard will team up on ironman 2 ironman 3 and the avengres so terrence howard and robert downey jr. will team up on ironman 2 ironman 3 and the avengres too. ironman 2 starring robert downey terrence howard in may 7th 2010 the avengres starring robert downey jr. terrence howard in may 4th 2011 ironman 3 will starring robert downey jr. and terrence howard comes in 2013 see ya
posted by andries price on Apr 01, 2009
robert downey jr. and don cheadle team up on ironman 2 and the avengres i like robert downey jr. and don cheadle i miss terrence howard as jim rhodes on ironman not on ironman 2 now don cheadle is col james rhodey rhodes// war machine i like you don cheadle'''''
posted by wAtrUlooKin@? on Feb 01, 2009
I don't mind Don Cheadle at all.. Great actor. But to change a character's role in the second movie? You should leave Terrence Howard in. Changing the portrayers can cause corruption. They did the same thing in "The Mummy 3." Oh well, I'm only 15 so who knows? It will turn out to be good since Robert Downey Jr is in it.
posted by FUHNAHTIK on Nov 03, 2008
Nothing against Don, but these type of movies began the downfall of the Batman series of movies ... Please bring Terrance Howard back!
posted by warmachine on Nov 03, 2008
U cant replace actors and expect the viewers to still have a connection to the character! Marvel needs to re-negotiate with terrance howard!
posted by cheadlesucks on Nov 03, 2008
What the hell?! get terrance howard back! fuck don cheadle!

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