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Don Cheadle Will Appear In 'The Avengers

October 29, 2008

Everyone should be aware at this point that Terrence Howard will not appearing in 'Iron Man 2' and that Don Cheadle will be replacing him as Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes in the sequel. What's interesting now is that Cheadle will also make an appearance in 'The Avengers'.

Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that deals have been made with both Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr. '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.'

Cheadle is also signed on to perform the same role in THE AVENGERS and subsequent installments of the IRON MAN franchise.

'We are very excited about working with the extraordinarily talented Don Cheadle as we expand the role of Rhodey in Iron Man 2. It has already become apparent as we prep the movie for production, that the dynamic between Robert and Don will take Iron Man 2 to new heights,' said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios.

In a movie event, THE AVENGERS will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and more, as they are forced to band together to battle the biggest foe they've ever faced.
The highly anticipated sequel to IRON MAN will be released in theatres on May 7, 2010 and THE AVENGERS will be released July 15, 2011. Both films will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.


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