ARMOR WARS Is Now Being Developed As A Movie; Don Cheadle Still On Board As Rhodey

ARMOR WARS Is Now Being Developed As A Movie; Don Cheadle Still On Board As Rhodey ARMOR WARS Is Now Being Developed As A Movie; Don Cheadle Still On Board As Rhodey

There's been a big shakeup with Marvel Studios' plans for Armor Wars, as the one-time Disney+ series is now being developed as a feature. Find out more after the jump...

By MarkCassidy - Sep 29, 2022 06:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Armor Wars

There's been a big change in Marvel Studios' plans for the upcoming Armor Wars project. Originally developed as a Disney+ series, the property is now being retooled as a feature.

According to THR, the reason for the shakeup came down to the studio being committed to getting the story told the right way "and in that process realized that a feature was better suited for the project." This reportedly pushes Armor Wars further down the development slate, so we probably won't be getting any more updates for a while.

Despite recent rumors to the contrary, Don Cheadle is still on board to reprise the role of James “Rhodey” Rhodes, AKA War Machine, while head writer Yassir Lester is also staying put and will now begin work on a feature script.

The studio is said to have been eyeing a 2023 production start for the series, but those who had been prepping for the shoot were only notified of the change today. No directors were attached (that we know of).

Plot details are still very much a mystery, but the story is expected to pick up after the events of Secret Invasion, with Rhodey set to make an appearance in the upcoming Disney+ show. If Armor Wars takes inspiration from David Michelinie and Bob Layton's comic run, it will likely focus on Tony Stark's advanced Iron Man tech falling into the wrong hands.

We don't know who those hands will belong too, but fans are hoping to see the return of Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer.

What do you guys make of this news? Do you think Armor Wars will work better as a movie? Drop us a comment down below.

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NinnesMBC - 9/29/2022, 6:18 PM
I wonder if it's still meant to take place within Phase V or Phase VI before the Multiverse Saga wraps up in 2025.
bobevanz - 9/29/2022, 7:01 PM
@NinnesMBC - nobody truly knows lol
SonOfAGif - 9/29/2022, 7:31 PM
@NinnesMBC - I have a feeling that it will take the slot of the untitled MCU film.
grif - 9/29/2022, 6:19 PM
increases my chances of seeing it. plus sucks.
Origame - 9/29/2022, 6:54 PM
@grif - I imagine they might be reconsidering the show format. They've generally have been some of the worst of the mcu, and even the better shows are better suited as movies.
tmp3 - 9/29/2022, 6:19 PM
prolly for the best, the d+ marvel shows have been a lot more miss than hit. at least now it's not gonna needlessly spin its wheels for the entire second act of what's ostensibly a 5 hour movie chopped up into 6 chunks (aka a "6 episode event")
HeavyMetal4Life - 9/29/2022, 6:39 PM
@tmp3 - I don't know if I would go as far as saying "miss" (except She-hulk), but the quality for most certainly does not compare to the quality of their tier 1 and 2 films.
bobevanz - 9/29/2022, 6:57 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - miss is the most apt word lol
DoubleD - 9/29/2022, 6:20 PM
I always prefer movies over television shows. :)
SpideyPuffsMJ - 9/29/2022, 6:22 PM
Of all the Disney+ shows that they’ve cranked out that could’ve benefited from being movies instead, they choose Armor Wars???
TheyDont - 9/29/2022, 6:48 PM
@SpideyPuffsMJ - It's like their decision-makers were replaced by Skrulls, who want to sabotage Marvel.
Vigor - 9/29/2022, 6:54 PM
@SpideyPuffsMJ - you don't know the plot.
This here is you taking your assumptions and letting it inform your expectations.

This is exactly how mephisto in Scarlet Witch rumor was born lol
OrgasmicPotatoe - 9/29/2022, 7:23 PM
@SpideyPuffsMJ - I guess it's better late than never
SpideyPuffsMJ - 9/29/2022, 8:08 PM
@Vigor - what? That doesnt at all change the fact that most of the Disney+ shows for Marvel and Star Wars could’ve been better served as movies
Vigor - 9/29/2022, 8:11 PM
@SpideyPuffsMJ - I mean sure if that's your opinion. But you just made an assumptious statement about a show nobody knows anything about
Curlyhairfro - 9/29/2022, 10:04 PM
@SpideyPuffsMJ - I don't understand why they wouldn't just release them as movies on Disney plus. The entire point of controlling your own distribution is being able to tell the story however you want, yet they seem so confined to their own rigid TV show rules that don't work.
eagc1995 - 9/29/2022, 11:03 PM
@SpideyPuffsMJ - I mean the thing is on execution, sometimes stuff sound better on paper than they do when they are finally executed on screen, so its possible if you and i were there with Feige and co and we started planning out these projects, we may go yeah yeah this project is better suited for a show cause of this and this and this, but after that its a matter of they can execute it
Ginley - 9/30/2022, 5:02 AM
@SpideyPuffsMJ -


You'll get an Agatha film instead.

Ryos - 10/1/2022, 2:09 AM
@SpideyPuffsMJ - they need some iron man’s on the big $creen
Fanmar16 - 9/29/2022, 6:23 PM
War machine, and other 30 MCU characters in the movie

well played Feige
DrReedRichards - 9/29/2022, 6:24 PM

DoubleD - 9/29/2022, 6:25 PM
Only one way to see a movie that's on a BIG SCREEN :)

Mrcool210 - 9/29/2022, 6:26 PM
This could be Preety cool. Maybe Disney is realizing with their Disney plus shows they are taking ideas that are really suited more to movies and stretching them out to their breaking point. For example, Falcon/Winter Soldier and Moon Knight could have easily been movies.

And In the case of falcon that really hurt the project because it felt spread way too thin. I do think taking these ideas and making them into movies is good overall.

Now just give my boy a movie would you? I'm itching for more of him.

OrgasmicPotatoe - 9/29/2022, 7:24 PM
@Mrcool210 - I liked Moon Knight, but although I love Oscar Isaac, it lacked its titular character.
FusionWarrior - 9/29/2022, 6:29 PM
War Machine Movie, yay!
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