Marvel announced today that Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle will be appearing in Iron Man 2 as well as 2011’s Avengers movie. Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man, while Don Cheadle will be replacing Terrence Howard as James “Rhodey” Rhodes. Director Jon Favreau will also be returning for Iron Man 2 and will be an executive producer on Avengers.
I thought Terrence Howard did a nice job as Rhodey, but I’m a big fan of Don Cheadle (check out “Devil in a Blue Dress” if you haven’t seen it. ), so I’m excited to see this change. It’s looking like we’re going to get to see quite a bit more of the character in the sequel, including him suiting up in the War Machine armor.