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.
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 streaming series. After going quite some time without an update, it was reported early in 2024 that Marvel Studios was on the search for a director with hopes of kicking off production on Armor Wars in late 2024 or early 2025. If things stay on track, it’s possible that the film could take one of three dates set aside in 2026 for Marvel Studios films.
- Don Cheadle as James Rhodes / War Machine