Re: Don Cheadle joins IRON MAN 2!!!
Thing is, to me Rachel's role in TDK never seemed too important compared to the other major supporting characters in the film (such as James Gordon, Alfred, Lucius), so I didn't mind too much about the recast although it was a little bit annoying.
But I think Rhody's role in IM is equivalent to TDK's major characters like Gordon and Alfred (who are Batman's confidantes), being Tony's best friend and someone who he could confide in(other than Pepper that is).
So this news really is a shame, but what's already done is done. so like they say - no use crying over spilt milk, we'll just have to move on.