Where Was War Machine during The Avengers?

After i saw The Avengers i had one question, and im sure i wasnt the only who thought of this so,  where the hell was James “Rhodey” Rhodes in that War Machine suit when all hell broke lose in New York?

Well, wonder no further.

Marvel has revealed that they intend to release a comic book primer for Iron Man 3, explaining the whereabouts of Rhodes while the Avengers were battling the Chitauri. Seems War Machine was on a secret mission on behalf of Tony Stark. The official statement from Marvel promises the following:

  • The perfect prelude to the upcoming highly-anticipated Marvel Studios film, Iron Man 3.
  • As Tony Stark prepares for his next venture, he tasks War Machine with a mission of his own.
  • War Machine faces his biggest test as a hero, while Iron Man takes on the Battle of New York!

The Iron Man 3 prologue series comes from writers Chris Gage (Avengers Academy) and Steve Kurth (Fantastic Force), and looks to expand significantly on the movie’s character. An alternative synopsis from Barnes & Noble also promises to enlighten us on the origin and background of War Machine, and of a “mysterious project” Stark has been working on since allying with S.H.I.E.L.D.

With Lethal Weapon director Shane Black taking over from Iron Man veteran Jon Favreau, we anticipate exciting things to come on May 3, 2013. Because i know for sure i am.