Based on a 7-issue Iron Man arc that ran from 1987-1988, Armor Wars will see Don Cheadle‘s James Rhodes step into the spotlight and lead his own Disney Plus series! As teased by Kevin Feige, Armor Wars will find himself scrambling to save his friend Tony Stark’s tech when it falls into the wrong hands.
In July 2021, Don Cheadle mentioned the show should begin production in 2022, perhaps as early as March. The following month the series found its head writer in Yassir Lester.
Following a period with little to no news regarding the show, in September 2022, at Marvel Studios D23 panel, it was announced that the series would serve as a follow-up to Secret Invasion and would be comprised of 6-episodes. Production on the show was confirmed to begin in 2023.
Just a few weeks afterward, in a stunning move, it was reported that Armor Wars would be developed as a movie instead of a tv show. With limited Marvel Studios release slots for feature films, it could be a few years until the project gets released.
- Don Cheadle as James Rhodes / War Machine