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Marvel Gave Don Cheadle 2 Hours to Take War Machine Role

Don Cheadle is speaking out about how he got the part of Rhodes aka War Machine in the Marvel movies, and how much time Marvel gave for him to decide if he even wanted the role.

“Early on, I had met on that role, and there were different factions and producers who wanted me and others that wanted Terrence [Howard], and the biggest voice in the room for that won, and Terrence got the part. Which was great. I thought he was great in the first [Iron Man]. And then through some stuff that is well-documented that they went through behind the scenes, it wasn’t his part anymore, so I got a call,” Don told AV Club.

If you don’t know, Terrence played the role of Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the first Iron Man film before Don took over the role for the remaining Marvel movies.

He continued, “I was actually at my kid’s birthday party—a laser tag party—and I got a call from my agent, and they said, “Hey, so I want to connect you to these Marvel guys. They want to talk to you, but they want to offer you the part.” I don’t think it was [Kevin] Feige. I don’t know who was on the phone. But they said, ‘Hey, this is the role. We want you to do this. It’s a six-picture deal.” I was like, ‘What?! Oh, uh, okay…’ And I’m trying to do the math. I’m like, ‘That’s 11 or 12 years. I’m not sure.’ And they’re like, ‘Well, we need to know, because if you’re not saying yes, then we’re gonna move on to the next person. So you’ve got an hour.’”

Don added, “An hour to decide 12 years, and a role and parts that I don’t even know, in movies that are coming down that I have no idea what they’ll be. I said, “I’m at my kid’s laser tag party right now.” They said, “Oh! Oh, take two hours.” So generous! So I go back inside, and I’m ducking behind things, playing laser tag, and talking to my wife. I’m like, “Should I take a flier on this? Is this something I should do?” And she said, “Well, yeah, I guess so. All things being equal, this is that kind of thing. You’ve never done anything like this before. Big special effects, tent pole, four-quadrant movie. Do you want to do something like this?” I said, “I kind of do.” She said, “Well, then take a flier. Let’s do it. Try it.”

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Don Cheadle & 'Black Monday' Cast Unveil Season 2 Trailer at Showtime's TCA Panel!

Don Cheadle sits on stage while participating in the Black Monday panel during Showtime’s portion of the 2020 TCA Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Monday (January 13) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 55-year-old Golden Globe-winning actor was joined on the panel by his co-stars Regina Hall, Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Casey Wilson and Paul Scheer, as well as creator Jordan Cahan and executive producer David Caspe.

Don and the cast unveiled the trailer for the show’s upcoming second season, which will premiere back to back episodes starring on March 15 from 10 to 11pm ET/PT.

Season one of the series followed Maurice “Mo” Monroe (Cheadle) as he and his group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of 1987 Wall Street, ultimately leading to the largest stock market crash in history, AKA Black Monday. Friends became enemies, traders became traitors, and two people became dead. This season focuses on the aftermath: As we begin, Dawn (Hall) and Blair (Rannells) are the bosses now, quickly learning that heavy is the head that wears the crown, especially when that head is constantly looking over its shoulder for Mo, who’s on the run with Keith (Scheer). Who will go down for the crash? Who will go down for the murders? Who will go down for fleecing Mo? All will be revealed in season two!

READ MORE: Don Cheadle, Regina Hall & Andrew Rannells Celebrate ‘Black Monday’ Season Two Renewal!

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Anthony Anderson & Don Cheadle Are Joined By Their Loves at Emmy Awards 2019

Anthony Anderson and wife Alvina Stewart pose together on the purple carpet as they arrive at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 22) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Joining the 49-year-old black-ish actor at the awards show was Don Cheadle and his longtime love Bridgid Coulter.

Anthony and Don were nominated at the Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, but lost to Bill Hader.

The day before, Anthony stopped by the Backstage Creations gifting suite.

FYI: Anthony is wearing a Isaia tux, Christian Louboutin shoes, Piaget watch, Edward Avedis ring, and Neil Lane Archive lapel pin. Alvina is wearing a Marc Bouwer dress, Tom Ford shoes, and Neil Lane jewelry while carrying a Roger Vivier bag. Don is wearing a Isaia suit. Bridgid is wearing a Aidan Mattox gown and an Adrianna Papell clutch.

10+ pictures inside of the actors at the awards show…More Here! »

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Don Cheadle, Regina Hall & Andrew Rannells Celebrate 'Black Monday' Season Two Renewal!

Don Cheadle, Regina Hall and Andrew Rannells flash a smile together while hitting the carpet at Showtime’s 2019 Emmy FYC screening of their hit show Black Monday held at the Wolf Theatre on Tuesday (May 14) in Los Angeles.

The leading trio were joined at the event by their other cast mates Casey Wilson and Paul Scheer, as well as executive producers and creators David Caspe and Jordan Cahan.

Don, Regina and crew introduced the screening and then sat down for a special panel discussion and reception moderated by George Lopez. The first season of the show finished airing in March.

The comedy series was recently renewed by Showtime for a second season – Read more here!

FYI: Regina is wearing an A.L.C. blouse and skirt.

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Sterling K. Brown, Kumail Nanjiani & Elizabeth Banks Celebrate Audi e-tron!

Sterling K. Brown is all smiles as he poses alongside Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon, and Elizabeth Banks at the Audi e-tron Dinner with David Chang at Majordomo on Thursday (May 9) in Los Angeles.

The stars were joined by Big Little Lies star Laura Dern, Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya, Avengers: Endgame‘s Don Cheadle, American Crime Story‘s Finn Wittrock and Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar at the event in support of the fully electric Audi e-tron, which is set to come this summer.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing Allen Schwartz, Sergio Rossi shoes and Versace clutch. Laura is wearing a Camilla and Marc dress, Tamara Mellon shoes and Bottega Veneta bag. Sterling is wearing a Stile Latino jacket, Christian Louboutin boots and Cos sweater.

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George Clooney's Wife Amal Joins Him at 'Catch-22' Premiere!

George Clooney walks the red carpet with Amal at the premiere of his new Hulu series Catch-22 on Tuesday (May 7) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The 58-year-old actor was joined at the event by his former Ocean’s franchise co-star Don Cheadle.

In a new interview, George opened up about the personalities of his twins Ella and Alexander, who will be two next month.

“They really come out with the personalities that they’re born with. My daughter will be like, ‘Sit down!’ and [Alexander] will sit down,” he said on the Today Show. “They’re just completely different personalities and they’re fun and smart. They already can … do all their ABCs in Italian and in English, and I can’t do that — in English!”

FYI: Amal is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress.

15+ pictures inside of the Clooneys on the red carpet… More Here! »

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Showtime Renews 'Black Monday' for a Second Season

The comedy series Black Monday has been renewed by Showtime for a second season.

The first season of the show – starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, and Regina Hall – finished airing in March.

Black Monday follows the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history. The show tells the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.

Black Monday mines big comedy from the greed, the style, the music and the excess of the ’80s, but it’s also sneaky smart in its social commentary about that era — and indirectly, our current era as well,” Showtime Entertainment President Gary Levine said in a statement about the renewal. “We can’t wait to see what inspired depravity David and Jordan will cook up in season two.”