James Rhodes has been a part of the MCU since day one. The character made his debut in Iron Man as played by Terrence Howard, though Don Cheadle has made the role his own ever since 2010’s Iron Man 2. In that time, he’s appeared in a dizzying array of MCU projects and played a key role in most major plot events.
Despite him popping up all over the place, Rhodey has always been a supporting character rather than the focus of the story. That may all change in 2024 when Armor Wars hits theaters. Once planned as a Disney Plus show, Armor Wars has since been upgraded to a feature film and will see Cheadle’s Rhodey and Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams dealing with Stark tech falling into the wrong hands.