Overheard: Cheadle's not into his 'Iron Man' suit
May 2nd, 2013
04:30 PM ET

Overheard: Cheadle's not into his 'Iron Man' suit

Don Cheadle's suit in "Iron Man 3" may have gotten an upgrade, but it seems its designers forgot to add "comfort" to the list of must-haves.

The actor, who plays James "Rhodey" Rhodes in the three-quel in theaters tonight, said in an interview with the Huffington Post that his new, patriotic outfit might look cool but you really don't want to wear it.

"It ain't no lightweight thing," Cheadle told the HuffPost. "It's very heavy. It's fiberglass, I think that's what it is. But it feels like it's some special alloy that they made in a torture chamber that [Tomás de] Torquemada created. I don't know what it is."

Suit aside, though, Cheadle had a good time working on the Shane Black-directed flick, which is doing monster business overseas. Since it opened in foreign markets last weekend, "Iron Man 3" has brought in $307 million from global receipts alone.

The best part for Cheadle, perhaps unsurprisingly, is that he not only had more to do in the third "Iron Man," but he also got to perform alongside Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) without the superhero gear.

"That was, to me, one of the most fun parts about it," Cheadle said. "I got to kind of be in the action just as the physical human being, not CGI. It was doing a lot of wire work and work with the stunt team - all of that stuff was a lot of fun for me."

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Gross

    I like a man in uniform, standing erect...

    May 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. VoteForPedro

    Stupid movie 3

    May 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steve


    Tony Stark will be killed by Thanos in the Avengers 2, creating an opening for Cheadle to take over as Iron Man. Did anyone notice how, when they refer to Iron Man in the movies, they call him Tony Stark's Iron Man, meaning anyone can be in the suit, it is still Tony Stark's Iron Man.

    After RDJ made over $50 mil for Avengers, he is a strategic cost the studio is looking to get out from under. Not saying I like it, but remember, you read it here first...they WILL kill Tony Stark.

    May 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. did he cheat on you sky?


    May 3, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Overheard--this is your specialty ...

    thanks all for this morning...

    May 3, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. throwing comments in our faces is to make you look stupid.

    and it works every single time....you fall for it -

    May 3, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. That's you not me...

    get a move on

    May 3, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Peace ☮

    I'm sure he got paid very well for his discomfort.

    May 3, 2013 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • ※Sadie※

      Yeah, no kidding. Poor little actors, and their trials and tribulations. Life is so rough for them.

      May 3, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. All Files have been taken out of this machine...


    May 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Iron man was great action--go see it.

    May 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |

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