Originally Posted by TheJediBrah
You're not getting it man. The comics and films are hella separate. If you haven't realised that by now you soon will.
And if you want to use that lame excuse, then it comes down to common sense in the MCU: why the hell *wouldn't* "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" gather all the superheroes they could muster to fight Earth's mightiest villains? MCU War Machine is a genuine superhero and an American icon, and brings LOTS of firepower to the fray. It's literally inconceivable (yes, Vizzini: inconceivable) that the MCU Avengers wouldn't invite War Machine/Iron Patriot to the party.