Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
While Marvel movies are usually about one big name hero, there’s a lot of joy in the supporting characters. Two of the most intriguing ones, at least in Phase 2, are Don Cheadle‘s Colonel James Rhodes, aka War Machine/Iron Patriot, from Iron Man 3 and Anthony Mackie‘s Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Each are formidable fighters in their own right; they just happen to play second fiddle to Iron Man and Captain America.
And that’s where they’ll remain for now. In a new interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said there are no current plans to develop spin-off films based on those characters.
The information came from an extensive interview Feige did with Collider. He was asked “Is anybody at Marvel currently developing or writing a possible Falcon or War Machine spinoff movie?” The answer? A simple “No.”
That’s not to say it can’t happen in the future, but, Marvel has much bigger fish to fry. They have some major money issues when it comes to The Avengers 2 (Tuesday’s Deadline article is a must read) and a whole Phase 3 to develop featuring new characters like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange.
And what about the members of The Avengers who have not had their own movie yet? Black Widow plays a big role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but you’d imagine Scarlett Johansson would like her own movie. Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk won’t be back until Avengers 2, but a solo movie seems inevitable. Then there’s Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye who, as far as we’ve heard, might not be back until Avengers 2 either.
Though Cheadle and Mackie are fantastic actors, at this point in the Marvel universe they’ll continue to sit on the sidelines. Not to mention we haven’t even seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Falcon might not make it out alive.
Where do you think the characters rank on the Marvel Cinematic Universe power chart?