Following his painful accident at the hands of his comrade Vision in Captain America: Civil War, Col. James Rhodes faces what could be the most challenging thing in his career as a fighter 3 years later in Avengers: Infinity War; getting back in the game. He seems to be ready to get back in action in the recent Infinity War trailer but we never really get to see how he gets there. Speaking to Coming Soon about Rhodey’s road to recovery, Don Cheadle reveals that the film will address and delve into this very process.
Clearly there was a pretty significant moment for Rhodey at the end of ‘Civil War,’ where he was accidentally shot out of the air by Vision, who is now my mortal enemy… No, I think we worked it out over the break.
I think as always we’ve seen that Rhodey would prefer to deal with real-world things and that’s kind of what he understands. And when we start leaving the planet and talking about things coming from outer space, he’s like, ‘Dude, I don’t even know what that, what is that? I know how to fight guys and in tanks and weapons and that. I’m… don’t, that’s something that’s beyond my pay grade.’ But he’s been thrown into the deep end, so they all are in a way in this one. So everybody’s gonna have to figure it out on their feet.
I think the stakes have been raised, and we understand that we’re not invincible and superheroes can go down.
Sounds like the Rhodey we’ll get will be a lot more wary of the danger he’s getting into. Not only does he have to worry about facing creatures he’s never seen exist before but he has to deal with the fact that these scenarios deal real damage, regardless who you’re standing next to and what superpowered suit you’re wearing. It’s an interesting notion of vulnerability in escalating circumstances. I just hope him, Vision, and Rhodey all make up for that fiasco in Germany.
Source: Coming Soon