All the way back, when it all started, Marvel Studios decided to bet everything they had on their first-ever film. 2008’s Iron Man was a monumental achievement in the history of cinemas as this was the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. MCU became a juggernaut that took the film industry by storm by creating a whole slew of films, all leading to a single convergence point in its 4th Phase, where Robert Downey Jr., the man who started it all laid down his life as Tony Stark.
Along the way, with almost a decade of building up to the finale, many superstars rose to fame with the help of their roles in the MCU as superheroes and characters of importance, making new friends and building new relations with each other. Within this melting pot of emotions and camaraderie, Don Cheadle, the star who played Col. James Rodhes a.k.a War Machine, felt that all of the stars that he met in the MCU along the way have become a part of his family.
Iron Man Star Don Cheadle Considers Everyone In The MCU His Family
The universe of Marvel Studios started to expand after the release of Iron Man in 2008, and with that expansion, came the addition of many new superstars into the picture within different film series. And with the introduction of 2012’s Avengers, the expansion gained full throttle, leading up to the events of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. As all of the characters from the MCU came together, the connection that the actors made with each other was invaluable, to say the least.
Amidst the relationships that the actors had built with each other like the original 6 Avengers, War Machine star Don Cheadle also expresses his emotional connection with not only his Iron Man co-star Robert Downey Jr., but with each and every major star in the MCU, calling every one of them a part of his family. With every major MCU film he has been in, he has sought after creating long-lasting relationships with his co-stars such as Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and many more. While talking with People, the Oscar-Nominated actor said:
“We don’t see each other for many years, and then there’ll be an opportunity to come together in Avengers or something. There would be another kid, or someone’s newly married or newly divorced. Everyone’s situation continues to change, So I’ve kind of grown up over the last 12 years with this cast who I really have fun with,”
After taking over the role of War Machine from Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2, the actor has taken more time and given more effort to become friends with all his co-stars, something which the prior star wasn’t known to do.
What’s Next For Don Cheadle?
With the death of Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, we haven’t seen much of Cheadle’s James Rodhes in action. That being said, it is all set to change, as the uncertainty of Marvel Studio’s Armor Wars has just been cleared. The presumed project thought to be a web series on Disney+ has been revealed to be converted into a movie by President Kevin Feige. Now, it’s only a matter of time before War Machine makes his much-awaited comeback.
Avengers: Endgame is now streaming on Disney+.