Because of changes made by Marvel Studios, the Armor Wars project—which was originally intended to be a series for Disney+ will now be turned into a feature picture.
The action basically moves the game’s development schedule backward.
According to sources, the studio was dedicated to telling the narrative properly and discovered that a movie was more appropriate for the project. It is planned for theatrical distribution, like other Marvel films.
Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes, also known as War Machine, will once again be played by Don Cheadle in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series’ feature writer will continue to be Yassir Lester, who was serving in that capacity throughout the series.
Marvel had been planning to begin filming the series in 2023, but the few individuals who were preparing for that were informed of the change of plans on Thursday. It is uncertain when an Armor Wars feature will appear on the Marvel timetable of its stages of movies and Disney+ shows. No directors have been formally attached.
Little is known about Armor Wars’ plot, despite the fact that it was mentioned earlier this month at Disney’s D23 Expo when Cheadle appeared on stage with Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and unveiled a logo for what was then advertised as a six-episode event series. In late 2020, Feige made the initial announcement of Armor Wars.
The renowned narrative that appeared in the Iron Man comics between 1987 and 1988 is where the name Armor Wars comes from. It addressed the issue of Iron Man’s extremely sophisticated technology getting into the wrong hands. Mark Bright created the illustrations, which were written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. The live-action series was viewed as a method to highlight various kinds of armor.
The MCU series Secret Invasion, which also stars Cheadle as well as Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, is still set to premiere in 2023. Since Iron Man 2 in 2010, he has portrayed the role.
This is not the first time Marvel has changed the course of a title’s development in this manner. Before the management team chose to make Hawkeye a Disney+ series, it was originally planned as a film. Marvel has only ever had its movies distributed in cinemas.