Rhodes #1 was played by Terrence Howard in Hollywood blockbuster Iron Man (2008). Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes was the best pal of Tony Stark, the alter-ego of Iron Man and a liaison between Stark Industries and the US Air Force.
WHAT WAS GOOD ABOUT RHODES #1?
Rhodes #1 was the perfect foil for Robert Downey JR's Tony Stark, creating a serious side to the jovial antics of Stark's playboy life style. Howard's take on the character brought authority to the role and was genuinely likeable...
...unfortunately this meant dick as Howard was dropped after his initial outing as Rhodes.
See that picture on the right? Well, that's probably the look Howard had on his face when he got the call telling him he needed to pick up his P45.
Rhodes #2 was played by Don Cheadle in Hollywood blockbusting-sequel Iron Man 2 (2010). Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes was the best pal of Tony Stark, the alter-ego of Iron Man and a liaison between Stark Industries and the US Air Force.
Oh, and Rhodes #2 was also War Machine, a super bad ass version of Iron Man!
WHAT WAS GOOD ABOUT RHODES #2?
Well, Rhodes #2 got to dress up as War Machine, something which Rhodes #1 never got to appreciate. Poor Terrence Howard.
Other than that, Rhodes #2 was pretty forgettable in Iron Man 2. Bit pointless getting rid of Rhodes #1 really.
Still, Don Cheadle must have done something right as he got to return for Iron Man 3 (2013).