Almost every upcoming Phase 4 and Phase 5 project packs a massive all-star cast, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is no different. Besides Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, it stars Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo, and many other familiar MCU actors. As for the new actors and characters, we’ve got Wyatt Russell set to play John Walker / US Agent. Among all these familiar and new names, we didn’t know of any other big-name characters returning until now. But that has changed as MCU veteran Don Cheadle is going to reprise his role as James Rhodes, aka War Machine in the Sam and Bucky show.
Recently, Cheadle was interviewed on BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast, and he revealed that Rhodey will return in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. When asked about the potential crossovers that Rhodes could appear in, here’s what Cheadle had to say:
“It’s really a fun and interesting and, by all imagination, completely open-ended — this can go anywhere. It’s great, I can’t wait to get in the room with the writers and figure out how all those things happen. You know, Rhodey shows up in Winter Soldier and Falcon’s show. So, it can be a lot.”
I guess Cheadle has picked up a few spoiler blurting tricks from his dear friend Mark Ruffalo. But anyway, I’m glad that we won’t have to wait until 2022 or 2023 for his next appearance. Till we got the Armor Wars series announcement, I believed that Rhodey should at least get to return in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier if he isn’t getting his own series. And now, I’m happy that both my wishes are coming true. We’re not sure if Rhodey will get to suit up as War Machine or the Iron Patriot in his next rodeo. But just imagine if he does! It certainly would be an amazing battle sequence if Sam, Bucky, and Rhodey are all involved in it.
Rhodey’s upcoming appearance should be a great stepping stone to set up his arc in Armor Wars. But there’s a great chance that he could appear in a few other projects before Armor Wars. The Secret Invasion series is where he could show up. He could be a mentor for Riri Williams in Ironheart. And then there’s the possibility of him being Carol’s love interest in Captain Marvel 2. So, Rhodey’s future in the MCU has certainly brightened up with just one little announcement.
What kind of role do you think he could play in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Tell us in the comments down below.