When Don Cheadle was absent from the big Avengers reveal at Comic-Con it looked like James Rhodes/War Machine wouldn’t be appearing in the movie like previous reports suggested. Cheadle recently confirmed that we won’t be seeing him in Joss Whedon’s movie, but he did reveal that Marvel are in the early stages of a possible War Machine spin-off.
“I don’t think he shows up in [‘Avengers’],” said Cheadle. “I think he’s kind of a lone wolf.”
“They’re developing it now, they’re working on that,” Cheadle told MTV News when asked about a “War Machine” movie. “I think they’ve hired a writer, so we’ll see how it goes. It would be a lot of fun.”
Hiring a writer is the first step, but whether War Machine is a big enough priority at Marvel to get the spin-off made remains to be seen. Robert Downey. Jr will eventually leave his Iron Man role which could pave the way for War Machine to step up, but that won’t be until after Iron Man 3 in 2013. Perhaps IM3 could be used to set War Machine‘s spin-off up.