Robert Downey Confirmed for Avengers!Uncategorized — By Geeker on October 29, 2008 1:23 pm
Today comes confirmation that Don Cheadle is War Machine and that yes…. Robert Downey Jr will be Iron Man in the Avengers movie. As part of his four picture deal with Marvel Studios, Robert Downey Jr. is appearing as Tony Stark in “The Avengers” motion picture, as well as reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character in “Iron Man 2.” Jon Favreau will return to direct the sequel to the blockbuster “Iron Man,” which to date has grossed over $578 million worldwide, as well as executive produce “The Avengers.”
Marvel Studios is pleased today to confirm that an agreement has been finalized with award-winning actor Don Cheadle to take on the role of Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Marvel’s “Iron Man 2″ due in theaters on May 7, 2010. In casting Cheadle, Marvel replaces Terrence Howard who appeared in the role of Rhodey in Iron Man.
Cheadle is also signed on to perform the same role in “The Avengers” and subsequent installments of the “Iron Man” franchise.