Don Cheadle wants Iron Man spin-off

2013-04-29 22:24
Los Angeles - Don Cheadle wants an Iron Man spin-off.

The Iron Man 3 actor - who plays Tony Stark's closest ally, Colonel James Rhodes - would love for his character, who also has his own high-tech iron suit and goes by the alter-ego Iron Patriot, to have his own movie.

Quizzed about whether he'd be interested in starring in an Iron Patriot movie, he told BANG Showbiz: "From your lips to Marvel's ears - let's make that happen!"

For now, however, the actor - who took over the role from Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2 - is content with having more to do in the blockbuster, which sees Robert Downey Jr reprise his role as the billionaire crime-fighting playboy.

He said: "It's bigger, better. New director... And really, it's great to be in an action movie and be a part of the action this time and have a lot to do. I got to do a lot of physical work, a lot of stunts, so that was fun."

Director Shane Black also feels the movie is "bigger" but "honours" the first film.

He explained: "What we wanted to do is pay homage to and honour the first film because it deals with Iron Man in a more realistic sort of adventure movie way, but not so much sci-fi. We also wanted to up the stakes, make it bigger."