In one other change of plan for Marvel Studios, it seems to be just like the Don Cheadle-led Armor Wars will not be heading to Disney+ as a sequence however will now be a theatrically launched film. As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the return of Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka Battle Machine is now anticipated to be dropped down the Marvel slate of films, but it surely seems to be like Yassir Lester will nonetheless be on board to put in writing the venture.
Armor Wars was initially anticipated to go into manufacturing early within the new yr, however with little or no info having been launched concerning the sequence and no administrators formally on board the sequence, it looks like the transition to the large display isn’t particularly disruptive to the manufacturing. Whereas the sequence was initially introduced again in 2020, the six-episode restricted sequence was given a emblem and a spot within the upcoming Marvel Studios launch schedule at Disney’s D23 Expo.
Don Cheadle has performed the character of Rhodey since taking up the function in Iron Man 2, and having appeared in quite a few films, and in addition confirmed up for a brief cameo in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a job that earned Cheadle an Emmy nomination. His subsequent look shall be within the Samuel L. Jackson-led Secret Invasion early subsequent yr, and his function in that sequence is predicted to arrange Armor Wars. From stories, it doesn’t seem to be the plan for that, or the plot of the story itself has modified, and a film format is seemingly simply higher.
Don Cheadle Beforehand Stated That Armor Wars Will Be True To Its Supply Materials
Throughout Disney’s D23 Expo, Kevin Feige lastly began to disclose some particulars about Armor Wars, saying that the story will present one among Tony Stark’s worst fears turning into a actuality together with his probably deadly expertise entering into the incorrect arms. With Stark now not about to take care of his personal creations, James “Rhodey” Rhodes has to tackle the duty of defending the Iron Man legacy. Whereas talking earlier this month, Cheadle commented:
“If something concerning the lore, and also you’ve learn the comedian books, you perceive that it’s a sequence that was constructed round Tony’s Stark Tech getting out and Rhodey taking it on to get this tech again from the incorrect arms, the dangerous actors whose arms it’s in. As Marvel does, it’s additionally a chance to take the mythology and tip it on its head a bit bit and provide you with alternative ways to inform the story, so it’s doing that and has executed that in spades.”
Nonetheless the Armor Wars story is instructed, one factor that’s sure is that we’ll lastly get to be taught extra about Rhodey than any of the flicks of the Marvel franchise have been in a position to delve into. Whereas this has been the primary objective of many Disney+ sequence, evidently Rhodey’s story, and the continuation of the Iron Man legacy, is one which Marvel Studios consider is value telling on the large display.