Spoiler Warning: There are potential spoilers for Captain America: Civil War below.
Over the past few months, plenty of rumors have hit the web regarding Captain America: Civil War, including one that seemed to hint at the ending of the film. One of the biggest rumors to hit, however, came last week when That Hashtag Show reported that there had been multiple death scenes shot for Civil War, although they also went on to state that this didn’t necessarily mean all of them would be used. One of the characters attached to that rumor was War Machine.
Don Cheadle, who took over the role of James Rhodes/War Machine from Terrence Howard with 2010’s Iron Man 2, has played a rather small role within the Marvel Cinematic Universe outside of the Iron Man films. That looks to be changing, however, with May’s Captain America: Civil War. While we won’t know until the movie releases what his character’s fate will be, Cheadle does state what happens to Rhodey is “pivotal”.
“I never know what it’s going to be and they keep their cards very close to their breast with Marvel,” he told us. “I never know where the character’s going to go, but he’s become more and more and in the next one, you’ll see that what happens to Rhodey is a little bit more intense and pivotal to what happens in the rest of the stories.”
He also described what it’s like working on a film of this size, compared to his directorial debut, Miles Ahead.
“I ultimately like it when we’re there and I’m working with other actors and it’s fun, but it can be very tedious,” Cheadle says about the experience playing in the Marvel Universe. “A lot of time you’re looking at a green screen and a tennis ball on a C-stand, and it could’t be more antithetical to doing what Miles Ahead was, but you just give over to the elements and go, ‘Oh these are the toys and I’m playing with the biggest and best toys’ and we’re flying around and doing stuff that if I was ten years old, I would be having the greatest time in my life.”
Captain America: Civil War hits movie theaters on May 6th, 2016.