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Showrunner Coy on War Machine’s Role in Upcoming Episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Earlier this year, Don Cheadle revealed that James Rhodes would make an appearance in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. That instantly brought images of Cheadle suited up as War Machine fighting alongside Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes.

The reality, so far at least, was that Cheadle appeared in the first episodes and was in attendance when Sam Wilson handed overs Captain America’s shield. The pair then shared a poignant conversation which gave viewers an idea of how the “Blip” has changed the world. Rhodey also asked Wilson why he didn’t take up the Captain America mantle, which helped us understand the reasoning behind the decicion.

In a recent interview with NME, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s lead writer, Malcolm Spellman, was asked what is like writing the scene between James Rhodes and Sam Wilson. Specifically, that it was a scene between “two Black non-Wakandan’s” having a conversation in the MCU.

We knew there were just certain moments that you know the people are gonna respond to, and you know what I mean. You know, like Black folk, in particular, are gonna be like – it’s just gonna be a shorthand with the fans there, and that was one of the things we all asked for in our writers’ room – [which] was mostly Black – was to have that moment, because we imagine Sam and Rhodey are the ones dealing with getting pulled over. Sam and Rhodey are the ones dealing with security following them when they’re going shopping, right? We assumed that in between all these movies, [they] probably called each other all the time, you know what I’m saying? And the way [Mackie and Cheadle] played it, you could feel it […] It just surpassed what we imagined.”

Spellman was also asked if we can expect to see James Rhodes appear again in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. With Marvel’s notorious snipers probably listening in, the writer remained alusive.

I cannot talk about Rhodey showing up.

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For now, we’ll have to wait and see if Don Cheadle makes another appearance as Rhodey in the series. Hopefully, we’ll get to see him suit up and stand beside Sam and Bucky at some point.

Episode 3 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will release on Disney+ this coming Friday.

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Dave Horobinhttps://mcu-initiative.com
Formerly the Social Media Manager and a writer for TrueAchievements (the world's leading Xbox website) and now attempting to use some of what I learned on a new project. Lover of most MCU films and TV shows, football, gaming and tech.

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