While we wait for more official stills from Iron Man 2, what appears to be our first look at Don Cheadle's much-anticipated War Machine costume has arrived online in the form of a toy advertisement from Diamond Select. They don't show you the full costume, though they give you a peek at the helmet and a dude who definitely looks like Cheadle.
First Look at War Machine from 'Iron Man 2'
We're not entirely sure how War Machine will factor into the story this time around. In the comics, Jim Rhodes (played by Terrence Howard in Iron Man and Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2) takes on the War Machine persona when Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) relapses into alcoholism. It's kind of a dark story that probably won't be part of the sequel. My guess is that War Machine will show up to assist Iron Man in defeating the main villain (Whiplash) and whatever other madness is thrown their way (rumor has it there may be a swarm of evil robots in the sequel, though that hasn't been confirmed).
In the meantime, check out the toy advertisement and let us know what you think. Little lame, sure, but remember it's just a toy. The real thing should be way cooler…we hope.
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