Don Cheadle

April 29, 2013 | 6:30 a.m.

‘Iron Man 3′: Don Cheadle open to Rhodey recruitment for ‘Avengers 2′

Don Cheadle in "Iron Man 3" (featured image)
Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes has been a minor, though important, character in the “Iron Man” films, but in “Iron Man 3,” he finally gets to step into the spotlight, thanks to a star-spangled paint job, courtesy of the president. Portrayed by Golden Globe-winning actor Don Cheadle, Rhodey is one of Tony Stark’s few trusted friends and the liaison between Stark Industries and the U.S. Air Force. Cheadle took over the role from Terrence Howard, who introduced Rhodey to the big screen in 2008’s “Iron Man.” In “Iron Man 2,” Rhodey got his own suit, dubbed War Machine, and fought alongside Tony Stark. In “Iron Man 3,” the president orders a red, white and blue redesign for the War Machine armor and recruits Rhodes to take out the villainous Mandarin. In his new Iron Patriot getup, Rhodey fights the terrorist threat […]
July 11, 2010 | 10:23 p.m.

Marvel drops Ed Norton — maybe they don’t like him when he’s angry [Updated]

The Hulk has some fairly obvious anger issues and, let’s face it, he’s not exactly a team player. The same might be said of Edward Norton, the two-time Oscar nominee whose talent and temperament are often mentioned in the same breath by Hollywood insiders. “Sure, Ed Norton is a great actor, but….” Norton portrayed the unjolly green giant’s alter ego, fugitive scientist Bruce Banner, in “The Incredible Hulk“ in 2008, but he won’t be reprising the role in “The Avengers,” the Marvel Studios film planned for summer 2012 that aspires to bring together all of the company’s hero franchises and supporting characters into one massive all-star ensemble with Joss Whedon reportedly directing and Jon Favreau already locked in as one of the producers. Norton is on the outside looking in now, as made clear by a surprisingly pointed statement from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige that was sent directly to the folks at HitFix (it […]
May 07, 2010 | 2:45 a.m.

Don Cheadle compares War Machine suit to ‘walking around with a barbecue grill on my back’

“IRON MAN 2″ COUNTDOWN: 1 DAY Tony Stark breaks all the rules (even the one that says superheroes must keep a secret identity), and he always seems to come out on top — that’s why we love him. But now comes “Iron Man 2,” a film about secret dangers, the sins of the father and the nasty price of modern celebrity. We have behind-the-scenes scoops on the summer’s most anticipated film. This is a longer version of my upcoming Sunday Calendar cover story. At the recent “Iron Man 2” premiere at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, the film’s stars seemed to be channeling their characters for the over-the-top event, which featured cheerleaders in provocative red and gold outfits, fireworks and throngs of fans. Robert Downey Jr., who plays billionaire hero Tony Stark, was all ironic charm and sparkling hubris, for instance, while […]
April 29, 2010 | 3:14 a.m.

Scarlett Johansson isn’t perfect after all: ‘I’ve never really been a comic-book reader’

“IRON MAN 2″ COUNTDOWN: 9 DAYS Tony Stark breaks all the rules (even the one that says superheroes must keep a secret identity), and he always seems to come out on top — that’s why we love him. But now comes “Iron Man 2,” a film about secret dangers, the sins of the father and the nasty price of modern celebrity. The movie lands May 7 in the U.S., and every day until then, we’ll have behind-the-scenes scoops on the summer’s most anticipated film. The cast of “Iron Man 2” has a lot of new faces and here’s video interviews with two of those newcomers, Scarlett Johansson and Don Cheadle.   – Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED: “IM2″ premiere, like real life but different VIDEO: Robert Downey Jr. and more at the ‘Iron Man 2′ premiere “Iron Man 2″ finds its past (and Marvel’s […]
April 21, 2010 | 6:00 a.m.

War Machine is loaded for ‘off the leash’ destruction in ‘Iron Man 2′

“IRON MAN 2″ COUNTDOWN: 17 DAYS Tony Stark breaks all the rules (even the one that says superheroes must keep a secret identity), and he always seems to comes out on top — that’s why we love him. But now comes “Iron Man 2,” a film about secret dangers, the sins of the father and the nasty price of modern celebrity. The movie lands May 7 in the U.S., and every day until then, we’ll have behind-the-scenes scoops on the summer’s most anticipated film and a look at all things Iron Man. When it comes to firepower, “Iron Man 2” is fully loaded thanks to the new hero called War Machine. Director Jon Favreau chuckled when asked about the character, played by Don Cheadle, shown above with Robert Downey Jr., who is back in the armored-plated franchise’s title role. In the […]
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