Rumors have been confirmed that Don Cheadle will be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron as James Rhodes/Iron Patriot.
It seemed a little odd in The Avengers when War Machine didn’t show up for the big fight in New York. Whatever the reason was for the character’s omission from that film, it appears it will be corrected in the sequel. Bleeding Cool was the first site to report the rumor on Thursday, but later in the day HitFix was calling it confirmed that Lt. Col. James Rhodes will indeed be showing up to take on Ultron. Exactly how big his role will be, and if he will be called War Machine or Iron Patriot – he changed names in Iron Man 3 – seems to be up in the air.
With Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch confirmed to be joining the film, and the rest of the Avengers returning as well, there is going to be quite a bit of super her fire power up on the screen when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.