Imagine that you are playing with your family one day at your daughter’s birthday when suddenly You get a call for a job that can potentially change your life. It would give you money and fame, but you are also aware that you can’t say no if they ask you to go to work. Now imagine that you have only two hours to decide. This situation, which in itself could lead to a successful movie, is what happened to Don Cheadle when he received the call from Marvel.
Before Don Cheadle, Terrence Howard was tasked with playing War Machine (well, still James Rhodes) in ‘Iron Man’. In fact, He was the highest paid actor in the film, who was signed before Robert Downey Jr. himself. However, when the offer made to him for the sequel involved a cut in his profits, decided to leave the Marvel Universe.
then it started the mad search for another War Machine, someone to secure with a contract for a few movies and series. However, Don Cheadle was caught at the worst possible time: “I was laser tag celebrating my daughter’s birthday. They called me and said ‘This is what is happening and we offer it to you. If you don’t say yes we’ll move on to the next person. This is going to happen very fast. Why don’t you take an hour and decide if you want to do it?” Cut to the most stressful birthday party possible.
Cheadle asked the Marvel representative more information about his character, to which he replied “I don’t know anything about that, but this is what it is and you have an hour.” The actor played laser tag while consulting his family about the pros and cons, he talked to his agent and tried to gather as much information as he could. The result? Thirteen years after ‘Iron man 2’ he is already preparing his own movie‘Armor wars’, in which, apparently, he will completely break with the shadow of Tony Stark.
The good part for him? no contract It already ties Marvel to make more movies, so he will only do what he finds fun. And getting into an armor war sounds, frankly, a ton of fun.