Cheadle asked Marvel what the additional five movies would be, to which Marvel said, “It’s going to be these Avengers and this is what it is, so you have to say yes or no.” Cheadle asked what the trajectory of his character would be, to which Marvel responded.
When Cheadle asked about his character arc throughout these movies, Marvel said, “We don’t know any of that but this is what it is so you’ve got an hour”. Only when Cheadle explained that he was at his child’s birthday party did Marvel extend the timeline to two hours.
Cheadle was able to negotiate the deadline to two hours as he was at his kid’s birthday party.
After 12 years as an MCU supporting actor, Cheadle is gearing up to lead the upcoming “Armor Wars” movie.