Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle in Iron Man 3

‘Iron Man 3′ interview with Don Cheadle

May 8, 2013 Film

Last week, leading in to the massive debut of ’s 3 in North America, actor made one of his near-final stops on the film’s worldwide publicity tour to chat with press in Toronto, and I was lucky enough to ask him a few questions about his return as Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes.

Iron Man 3 is certainly a bit of a divergence from the Marvel franchise, mainly because it feels like an aside to all of the previous that tied into The Avengers movie that was released last year. Iron Man 3 still follows the events of The Avengers, but the film feels like a very separate movie that doesn’t need to tie too closely into what may come next, and it assumes, probably very correctly, that the audience already knows all about Iron Man. That makes elements of the film feel a lot more relaxed, in some ways, and it gives many of the co-stars a lot more time to shine.

Among the stars, Cheadle has a few major scenes with star Robert Downey Jr, including during the finale as Rhodey ends up switching between Tony Stark’s protector, and the guy being protected by Iron Man.

During the , Cheadle spoke about filming Iron Man 3, his input on his character, his thoughts on potential sequels (including what he would hope for if War Machine ever got his own film), and his relationship with star Robert Downey Jr. He also spent a little time speaking about the television series he stars in, , which airs on Showtime.

Listen to the interview with Don Cheadle:

Iron Man 3 is in theatres now in both 3D and IMAX 3D.

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    W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.

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