If you haven't already seen the trailer for Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2
, you may or may not be surprised at the fact that it's time for Tony Stark's best friend James Rhodes to get a suit of his own. That's right: War Machine finally makes his debut on the silver screen, and he's actually a playable character in the game. It's been confirmed that Don Cheadle (replacing Terrance Howard as Rhodey in the film) will record War Machine's lines for the game. Producer Dean Martinetti is quick to point out that the two brothers in robotic arms play very differently. Iron Man's energy weapons are quite different from War Machine's munitions-based arsenal. We're curious to see just how these two characters will stack up against the game's heavily-touted destructibility factor.
Martinetti describes the research and customization labs by restating one of the team's primary goals: "You want to be Tony Stark. You want to see what he sees, and you want to do what he does." In this first-person mode, you'll be able to mix, match, and customize a number of things, from suits and weaponry to melee abilities. The number of possible permutations is going to be impressive, I'm told.