Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes is set to play a chunkier role than ever in the forthcoming Iron Man 3 , so much so that it’s set tongues wagging as to whether the character might pop up in The Avengers 2 .
Joss Whedon is currently in the middle of writing that film’s script, and while Cheadle doesn’t confirm his appearance outright, he does suggest that the possibility is being discussed.
“I know that [ there are ] conversations that have been happening, so we’ll see what happens,” says Cheadle. “If that’s able to happen and it makes sense for the story, I’m sure it’ll happen, and if not it’s fine. It has to work within the world and sort of the mythology of the whole Marvel universe.”
And if he doesn’t swing a part in that one, there’s always Captain America: The Winter Soldier to fall back on. “I think I’m gonna go to the set,” says Cheadle of Cap’s return, “so maybe if I bring the suit in my trunk I’ll just walk on.”
What we do know for sure is that he’s starring in Iron Man 3 , which opens in the UK 25 April 2013. Although don’t be surprised if that’s not the last time he crops up in Phase 2 of the Marvel universe…
For more from Don Cheadle on Iron Man 3, check out the video interview below: