In Iron Man 3 War Machine was turned into Iron Patriot. I'm not sure what they are going to do with the character moving forward. If they ended up doing a spinoff movie at this point would it be a War Machine movie or an Iron Patriot movie? Either way, it would involve Don Cheadle playing Rhodey, and I'd like to see the spinoff movie happen!
Cheadle was recently a guest on Empire Magazine's podcast. During the podcast, he had a lot to say about a possible War Machine spinoff movie revealing that it has been discussed, and he offers up some info on where they might go with it.
When we have talked about the [War Machine] spin-off, what the departure point might be for War Machine… [we've discussed that] it might be when he goes rogue, so to speak, and takes a mission that he believes he is morally responsible for but is against policy and does it anyway. What happens when he’s out there and he’s been dishonourably discharged but he still has the suit, or Tony makes him another suit?
And now he’s out there on his own too, but even worse than Tony, because now he’s a fugitive. Because if we wanted to do it, I think the best way to do it would be go darker, to take it and make it even more visceral. Sort of close to the first Iron Man, how it began. Really visceral and really realistic.
I like where he's going with it, I'd watch that War Machine movie! I don't see why Marvel wouldn't make a War Machine movie like this somewhere down they line. Everyone is familiar with the character now. It could end up being a spectacular film. I hope it happens! Head on over to Empire to listen to the full podcast.
What are your thoughts on a possible War Machine movie?