James “Rhodey” Rhodes was one of the less fortunate characters in Captain America: Civil War with his character being paralysed at the end of the film and struggling to deal with the results.
At the end of the movie he is trying new technology that Tony has developed to help him walk again but it isn’t easy and after falling over has the emotional talk with Tony about all the missions he did in the air force, the risks he taken and the consequences and said even though this sucks he doesn’t regret registering and is a strong example of why this movie works with its points of perspective.
The question is now what’s next for Rhodey? Will he retire? Stay as War Machine? Become Iron Man IF Tony dies? We just don’t know, a lot of people I’ve spoken too believe that Rhodey should of died and up the stakes ect but he didn’t, which has started rumours of a War Machine solo movie and that being the reason why he didn’t die.
Even though I adore Don Cheadle I don’t think Tony’s sidekick should have his own solo movie as I’d rather see another Iron Man film, but that doesn’t mean that Rhodey couldn’t have his own movie becoming a different character and is surprising that I didn’t spot the direction that they have put Rhodeys character in where he could actually become this Superhero.
Which superhero I hear you ask?
Agent Venom a newer comic-book character but a serious bad ass, in the comics he is Eugene “Flash” Thompson (the bully turned friend of Peter Parker aka Spider-man) who is a war veteran that lost his legs in Iraq and struggled to adapt to civilian life until he was recruited into Project Rebirth 2.0 being bonded to a weak Venom symbiote, as the alien will be able to replace his legs, allowing him to walk again and he started working for the military, but cannot stay bonded to the Venom symbiote for more than 48 hours at a time, or the symbiote may gain complete control of him.
It is a very interesting character and concept unfortunately Flash Thompson will most likely be in high school with Peter for Spider-man: Homecoming, which means he couldn’t become this character for another 10 or so years, luckily they have Rhodey who just happens to be in a very similar position to what flash was in the comics and it would be great to see Don Cheadle portraying the darkness that venom brings out of characters.
Granted Venom/Symbiotes haven’t been introduced into the MCU yet and would be weird to Venom without Spider-man but if done smart could be how they introduce Venom and Symbiotes through Agent Venom for a future Spider-man movie.