Don Cheadle will suit up again as War Machine for Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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Will this be his final time wearing the armor?

Will War Machine take Iron Man’s place in ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron,’ or will he play some other role in the upcoming mega-sequel?

Of Ultron” is getting ready to shoot, but of course it is. After all, they plan to be in theaters for the summer of 2015, and if they shoot this spring, they’ll have about a year of post-production to bring the gargantuan production to life.

As we enter this home stretch, there will be some big announcements coming about cast, and I’m curious to see how well the film protects some of its biggest secrets. Bleeding Cool reported a rumor today that Rhodey (Don Cheadle) will play a part in the film, and HitFix can confirm that Col. Rhodes, aka War Machine, has a key role in the conflict with Ultron that is the main focus of the sequel.

One thing you can count on is that at the end of “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” the group that calls themselves “The Avengers” isn’t going to be the same group we saw eating shwarma together at the end of the first film. Major changes are coming for The Avengers, and I’ve said all along that I full expected the studio to break up the group by the end of the second film specifically to give Phase Three a major narrative arc of trying to get all of the originals back in place to stand against Thanos when he finally comes for Earth. Whether or not Rhodey will be one of those new Avengers standing together at the end of “Age Of Ultron” remains to be seen, but Cheadle’s got a few films left on the contract, and I think it would be premature to start predicting his death at this point.

“Avengers: Age Of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.

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