We don’t usually do these little casting notes, but this is a pretty big one. Tony Stark’s pal, Jim Rodes (who also happens to be War Machine) will be played by Don Cheadle instead of Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2. It’s a trade-up in my opinion, as long as Don doesn’t bring his awful accent from Ocean’s 11.
I guess if Don somehow falls through, they can juts put the blackface that Robert Downey Jr. wore for Tropic Thunder back on and let him play both characters. Hell, they could just let him play all the characters like he’s Eddie Murphy or Mike Myers. Maybe they should save that one for number three.