Iron Patriot bulks up the Avengers ranks in the upcoming sequel. Charlie Andrews explores the announcement
Earlier this week Don Cheadle was nominated for a Golden Globe for his Showtime series House of Lies. And during the flurry of awards coverage that followed, a report emerged indicating that the actor will be appearing as his Iron Man character Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes/ War Machine/ Iron Patriot in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
It has since been confirmed by HitFix that Rhodes “has a key role in the conflict with Ultron”. The site also adds that “one thing you can count on is that at the end of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the group that calls themselves The Avengers isn’t going to be the same group we saw eating shwarma together at the end of the first film”.
Iron Patriot is the latest character to join the roster in the highly anticipated The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It has already been confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen (Kill Your Darlings) will play Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, whilst Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) will play her twin brother Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated for a 2015 release.
Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver
Wanda and Pietro Maximoff are the twin children of renowned mutant Magneto. Once Pietro and Wanda reach adolescence, they discover that they are in fact mutants. Pietro possesses superhuman speed, while Wanda learns that she can control probability. When the pair display their powers in public, and are attacked by a superstitious crowd, their father saves them although neither Magneto nor his children are aware of their connection. Magneto then recruits the pair for the first incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
The Brotherhood battles the X-Men on several occasions and the twins become reluctant members of the Brotherhood and only remain because of their obligation to Magneto. When Magneto is abducted the Brotherhood dissolves and the twins declare that their debt to Magneto has been paid. Soon after Magneto’s abduction, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are recruited by Iron Man to join the Avengers.
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