By Stephen Ippolito | February 3rd, 2021
In December, we learned that Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes (aka War Machine) would star in a new Disney+ series called Armor Wars. Now thanks to Cheadle’s big mouth, we now know that Rhodey will show up in another show before than.
During an appearance on the Post-Credit Podcast, the actor revealed that War Machine will appear in the upcoming The Falcon and Winter Soldier series.
“That’s some of the fun of the MCU, that we all get to show up in each other’s stories, and there are ways that we’re cross-platforming these characters, and they become storylines, sometimes, in the movies. And then these storylines in the movies become storylines in the shows,” the actor explained.
“It’s really a fun and interesting and, by all imagination, completely open-ended – this can go anywhere. It’s great, I can’t wait to get in the room with the writers and figure out how all those things [connecting Armor Wars to the MCU] happen. You know, Rhodey shows up in Winter Soldier and Falcon’s show.”
Judging by the way he just threw the reveal at the end of his answer, I’m guessing this was a slip up by the actor. Previous to this, there had been no reports of Rhodey popping up in the show. I’m sure Marvel Studios was hoping for this to be a surprise, but now the whole world knows.
Because his involvement had not been previously reported, my guess is that the size of his role will be small. So many online outlets these days are good at getting scoops on when actors appear on sets. If it was a bigger part, it probably would have been previously reported.
The Falcon and Winter Soldier is slated to hit Disney+ on March 19th. Recently we learned that the series will consist of six 40-50 minutes episodes.