Don Cheadle has announced that his multi-movie contract with Marvel Studios has expired.
The actor played Colonel James Rhodes, also known as War Machine, in seven films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise, as well as one TV show.
He made his debut in 2010 iron man 2replaces Terrence Howard in the role.
Cheadle will reprise the role in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret invasionalongside Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and his own series arms wars.
Speaking at Disney’s D23 Expo last weekend, however, Cheadle revealed that he had reached the end of his pre-contract stint in the MCU.
Marvel typically signs actors in advance for multi-film contracts, sometimes spanning the better part of a decade.
“I’m done with my contract years in the MCU,” he said (per diversity).
However, Cheadle sounded optimistic about the prospect of more MCU projects in the future.
“Well, it’s just like if something sounds funny and it’s presented to me, then yeah, let’s go,” he said.
He also gave fans a brief indication of what to expect Secret invasion.
“That determines what happens arms wars“, he said. “In the trailer you can see he’s going to face Nick Fury. He and Fury will go as far as they have to go on this show given what was happening on this planet at that point in time.
“It’s kind of a thriller. It’s a different kind of show than what you typically see in the MCU, which is great that we keep changing and changing it. It makes a lot of fun.”
Secret invasion will be released on Disney+ in early 2023.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/marvel-don-cheadle-mcu-war-machine-b2166005.html Marvel star Don Cheadle confirms his MCU contract has expired after seven films and one TV series