Enter Rhodey Mark 2
It’s not just the Iron Man suit that’s had different iterations. Contract wranglings saw Don Cheadle (pictured) replacing Terrence Howard as Tony’s pal and the future War Machine, Col. James Rupert Rhodes. It could have derailed the story, but happily the transition was executed with Rachel Dawes-like seamlessness. Fanboys took to the man who, Howard has since revealed, was originally earmarked from the role. “I never had any beef with Don about it,” he explained in a Sway In The Morning interview. “Initially, [Marvel] wanted Don for that role, but my agent pushed me in."