Don Cheadle’s War Machine to appear in Falcon and the Winter Soldier
During an interview with BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast, Don Cheadle revealed that his MCU character James Rhodes, aka War Machine, will be making an appearance in Disney+’s upcoming series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, saying that the character will “show up” at some point during the show.
“That’s some of the fun of the MCU is that we all get to show up now in each other’s stories and there’s ways that we are cross-platforming these characters,” said Cheadle. “They become storylines sometimes in the movies and the storylines in the movies sometimes become storylines in the shows. It’s really fun and interesting.”
He continued: “By all imagination, it’s completely open-ended; this can go anywhere. So it’s great. I can’t wait to get in the room with the writers and for us to figure out how all those things happen. You know, Rhodey shows up in Winter Soldier and Falcon’s show, so it could be a lot.”
War Machine will also return in his own series on the streamer titled Armor Wars, described as a classic Marvel story about Tony Stark’s worst fear coming true: What happens when his tech falls into the wrong hands? Cheadle revealed that Tony Stark’s death will likely “play a role” in the new series.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War) as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities–and their patience.
Joining them are MCU veterans Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp, who are set to return as Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter, respectively. Neither character has appeared onscreen since 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
During the Marvel Studios panel at D23 Expo 2019, it was revealed that Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49, Black Mirror) has joined the series for the role of Marvel Comics character John Walker/ U.S. Agent. Miki Ishikawa (The Terror: Infamy), Desmond Chiam (Now Apocalypse), Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep, Supergirl), Noah Mills (The Enemy Within) and Danny Ramirez have also been cast for the series.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a six-episode series that is directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer. John Wick creator Derek Kolstad has also joined the series’ writing/creative team. The series is set to debut on March 19, 2021.