War Machine To Have ‘Pivotal’ Role In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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Don Cheadle teases War Machine’s role in Captain America: Civil War saying what happens to him is intense and pivotal.

2016 will bring us an onslaught of comic book movies, seven to be precise, and while fans are excited to see on-screen versions of their favourite heroes such as Wonder Woman and Deadpool, there is no denying that the folks at Marvel Studios are still very much on top.

Having experienced continued success in 2015, with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron and the well executed heist film Ant-Man, Marvel is now set to bring two pivotal movies this year which will likely dictate the state of play amongst their fellow superhero-universe-building rivals. The competition is not to be underestimated however, now 20th Century Fox are all set for the much anticipated release of Deadpool, which has continued to build up steam with what many are calling the best marketing campaign ever. ‘The Merc with a mouth’ will be hitting screens in February and will very much set the standard by which all of this year’s superhero flicks will be measured. Then there’s the epic brawl between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in DC/Warner Bros.Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice which many are referring to as the most highly anticipated film of the year, not surprising considering the two main characters are pop culture’s most iconic, highest-grossing fictional figures of all time. However, Shortly after one epic match-up comes another and the second round arrives in the eagerly awaited Captain America: Civil War which will feature over 15 MCU heroes, including new comers Black Panther and Cross Bones, as they take sides following the introduction of a vigilante registration act, with Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) out front and centre, squaring off as old friends become enemies.

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In a recent interview with SHH, for his new film Miles Ahead, Oscar nominee Don Cheadle spoke about his character Rhodey/War Machine‘s role in Civil War, as fighting alongside fellow iron suit-wearer Tony Stark may see him fall like the latest trailer suggests:

“I never know what it’s going to be and they keep their cards very close to their [chest] with Marvel. I never know where the character’s going to go, but he’s become more and more and in the next one, you’ll see that what happens to Rhodey is a little bit more intense and pivotal to what happens in the rest of the stories.”

“I ultimately like it when we’re there and I’m working with other actors and it’s fun, but it can be very tedious. A lot of time you’re looking at a green screen and a tennis ball on a C-stand, and it could’t be more antithetical to doing what Miles Ahead was, but you just give over to the elements and go, ‘Oh these are the toys and I’m playing with the biggest and best toys’ and we’re flying around and doing stuff that if I was ten years old, I would be having the greatest time in my life.”

It seems that Rhodey will come to the forefront in Civil War, having been more of an additional character in the past, which will perhaps give the audience an opportunity to become more emotionally invested in the character which could be important as it seems there’s a chance he may not make it through entirety of the film.

Captain America: Civil War is scheduled for release April 29th (UK)

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