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    Default MARVEL STUDIOS Officially Gives The Lowdown

    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.
    Academy Award® nominee Downey was most recently seen in the summer comedy blockbuster TROPIC THUNDER starring opposite Ben Stiller and Jack Black. Before Iron Man, he was best known for his film roles in KISS KISS BANG BANG, WONDER BOYS and CHAPLIN, the film for which he was nominated for an Oscar®.
    In addition to directing the first IRON MAN, Favreau has previously directed ELF, ZATHURA: A SPACE ADVENTURE and MADE. He is also well known for writing and starring in SWINGERS. He will next be seen acting in FOUR CHRISTMASES, I LOVE YOU MAN and COUPLES RETREAT.

    Marvel Studios is pleased today to confirm that an agreement has been finalized with award-winning actor Don Cheadle to take on the role of Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Marvel’s IRON MAN 2 due in theaters on May 7, 2010. In casting Cheadle, Marvel replaces Terrence Howard who appeared in the role of Rhodey in Iron Man.
    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.
    Cheadle is best known for his Oscar® nominated lead performance in HOTEL RWANDA as well as his role as Basher Tarr in the OCEAN’S franchise, CRASH and SWORDFISH.
    Based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero, IRON MAN 2 continues the story of this summer’s box office blockbuster IRON MAN, the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Studios. IRON MAN 2 will be produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Louis D’Esposito, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Denis Stewart.
    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.
    If you couldn't be bothered to read all that here are the cliff notes...

    Robert Downey Jr has a four movie contract with Marvel (Iron Man 1,2,3 and Avengers)

    Don Cheadle has officially been cast as Jim Rhodes/War Machine (taking over from Terrance Howard) and not only will he be given a much expanded role in Iron Man 2 but he is also contracted to appear in further Iron Man movies and The Avengers.

    Jon Faverau director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 will NOT be directing Avengers but will serve as executive producer.

    Hulk will NOT be the villain in The Avengers but will be teaming up with them.

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    This sounds pleasing.

    No more info about the Cap movie??? Rumors are that its gonna be in WWII.

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    thanks Tauro... good stuff

    im excited to see the avengers, any confirmation on mandarin as the 2nd villain in the ironman movie?

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    Good info. I have no doubt Cheadle has the acting skills to make it work but his appearance will have to change drastically - he gonna have to bulk up or somethin, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mighty Z View Post
    This sounds pleasing.

    No more info about the Cap movie??? Rumors are that its gonna be in WWII.
    Yes, it will be and I think it will end or atleast transition to today's time. Check this link,
    Last edited by Storm; 10-29-2008 at 09:58 AM.

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    Still want Howard back, end of story, there was no reason for a switchup....

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    they should let hulk be the first villain and then let him join up later.

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    Couldn't they find a person who actually fits the persona of Warmachine? No disrespect to Cheadle or Howard, but they don't really fit imo.

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