Black News: Don Cheadle Has Alot to Say
When the official word came out that Don Cheadle would be replacing Terrence Howard as Jim Rhodes in ‘Iron Man 2,’ it was a shock to fans of the first film. Cheadle is undoubtedly one of the best actors out there, but folks initially couldn’t see him in a comic book film opposite Robert Downey Jr.
With roles in ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ ‘Talk to Me’ and ‘Traitor,’ Cheadle can just about do anything in any genre. At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, when fans got to see footage of him in the role, they were convinced he could play this part, too. So much so that when Rhodes’ alter ego, War Machine, appeared on screen, it brought the house down.
At the comic convention, Cheadle spoke at a small roundtable about taking on the role and bringing his own persona to what Howard started and what the producers wanted.