Coming back to help out his lifelong friend Tony Stark when Stark gets in over his head is Colonel James Rhodes played by Don Cheadle. “It’s one of these situations where Tony got his hand caught in the cookie jar and has basically created this monster that cannot be controlled,” says Don Cheadle. “It puts Rhodey in a tricky spot because he always is trying to bridge this relationship that he has between his service to the military and being a good friend to Tony. All of their interests should be aligned, but they aren’t; they don’t get to the goal in the same way. So I think that’s what Rhodey is always trying to navigate. How do I stay within the confines of my military ranking and what am I supposed to do to be part of The Avengers team?”
For Maria Hill, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” brings a new dynamic, because she is now working for Tony Stark. Cobie Smulders explains her character’s new responsibilities. “It feels a lot looser being under Tony’s rules and regimens,” says Smulders. “Honestly, I don’t think he has any because he doesn’t really like to be the boss. I think he likes to have all these things in control, but when it comes to actually getting work done, all the paperwork that’s involved, that’s Maria’s job. She still is very much in close contact with Nick Fury and we see throughout this film how he comes back through Maria’s guidance in a way.”
Rounding out the talented supporting cast of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Claudia Kim as Dr. Cho, Thomas Kretschmann as Strucker and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.
“It’s exciting to see this kind of cast come together for a film like this,” says executive producer Jeremy Latcham. “The amazing part is everyone loves these characters and the actors who play the roles really enjoy being these characters. Our actors want to come back because audiences love them and their characters are fun to play. It also makes it really exciting from a filmmaking standpoint to have all these great people that want to be in the movie.”
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