Marvel Studios brought their very best to yesterday’s Hall H panel, but for some, it still wasn’t enough. Company President Kevin Feige took the stage to reveal the next three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, complete with titles both old and new. Unfortunately, there were some previously announced projects left out of the mix, causing fans to worry that certain releases may never be coming. Armor Wars, a Disney+ series announced way back in 2020, is chief among them.
The show was initially revealed as part of Disney’s 2020 Investor Day meeting, alongside Secret Invasion and Ironheart. Those other two projects were included in this year’s Comic-Con presentation, but very little has been heard about Armor Wars since it’s conception. One thing that is for sure, however, is that The Carmichael Show’s Yassir Lester will serve as the series’ head writer. Following Marvel’s big panel, Lester seemingly took to his Instagram to reassure fans that Armor Wars would still happen at some point:
Armor Wars is set to star Don Cheadle as Col. James Rhodes, a.k.a. War Machine, in an adaptation of the famous 1987-1988 comic arc. Written by Bob Layton, the story concerns Stark rival Justin Hammer stealing Tony’s tech and distributing it to a variety of villains across the world. In the book, Iron Man goes on a rampage to get his tech back, but since the hero died in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, the MCU’s take will instead have War Machine protecting his deceased friend’s legacy. As stated before, there is currently no release window for the project.