Don Cheadle will appear in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Late last week, HitFix confirmed that Cheadle’s Col. Rhodes would appear in the movie, and that his character, War Machine, “has a key role in the conflict with Ultron” that frames up the whole movie. And while there's naturally some speculation that this means War Machine might die, giving The Avengers an even more personal investment in that conflict, HitFix reminds that Cheadle has “got a few films left on the contract,” noting that it's possible he may yet play an even bigger role in the franchise—especially given that actors like Robert Downey Jr. could soon bow out.
All this speculation is, of course, just that. Avengers: Age Of Ultron hasn’t even begun shooting yet and, barring any post-production delays, won’t actually see the light of theaters until May 1, 2015.