Marvel planning War Machine spin-off

Iron Man's BFF to go solo after The Avengers

Marvel planning War Machine spin-off

Marvel Studios are gearing up for a massive couple of years, with Thor and Captain America scheduled for 2011, and The Avengers arriving in 2012.

The studio has already announced plans for Iron Man 3 for 2013, and if reports circling Hollywood are to be believed, they are also planning a spin-off for Iron Man sidekick War Machine.

Pajiba are reporting that a pitch has gone out to writers today, and to expect the official announcement to follow shortly.

In the comics, the War Machine is the nickname of a heavily weaponised suit of armour created by Tony Stark, but used by his colleague, Air Force Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes.

Don Cheadle wore the War Machine suit in Iron Man 2 and is expected to reprise his role in The Avengers, so with news of a spin-off it would seem Marvel have the star locked in to a multi-picture deal.

Expect more single character spin-off news as Marvel look to fill their post-Avengers schedule.


So War Machine? Or war, what is it good for? Leave a comment!


    • gonzoBen

      Nov 9th 2010, 18:03

      Gone got yourself a franchise. Good work, Don Cha-Chingdle!

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    • kaysad

      Nov 9th 2010, 19:48


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    • Zbrushed

      Nov 10th 2010, 4:55

      I am really curious to what the storyline would be. I hope they delve into the use of the suit by the military to strike against hostile regimes and the reaction to that.

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    • oui3d

      Nov 12th 2010, 13:40

      I'm seeing an Oscar here, Don Cheadle is a Black man wrestling with his cultural identity having spent more than half his life in the military to escape the ghetto, his superiors emotionally blackmail him into suit jacking his best friend and co conspirator Tony Stark. The film asks, "is it ever right for a Black man to steal, even in defense of his nation in Post Obama America?" Following on from the events of (one of the innumerable superhero flicks) It opens with a trial and features the Secretary of Defense pointing at Rhodey yelling "The Black guy did it!" Matters are not helped by Tracy Morgan & Martin Lawrence shaking their heads in disbelief "Damn shame Rhodey, Damn shame. You let the side down brother"

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