There's a rumor going around that James Rhodes, played by Don Cheadle, will be part of the cast list for the Avengers sequel — which could make sense, given that Tony Stark apparently destroyed all his armors at the end of Iron Man 3. Could Rhodey be the armored Avenger this time around?
HitFix says it has confirmation from inside sources that Rhodey plays "a key role" in the fight against Ultron. Bleeding Cool also has the Rhodey story, plus a rumor that Simon McBurney (The Borgias) is in line to play a role in the film — possibly that of Jarvis, Tony Stark's human butler. (Because, I guess, Stark will replace his A.I. butler named JARVIS with a human, whom he'll still call Jarvis.)
As usual with unnamed sources, take both these rumors with all the grains of salt. But it would make sense for Rhodey to be the new armored character in the Avengers, if Tony has quit the armor-wearing game. [via CinemaBlend]