Marvel’s Armor Wars series film in the works

Armor Wars, Marvel’s previously-announced six-episode Disney Plus series, will now be redeveloped into a film.

Don Cheadle, who is reviving his role as War Machine, also known as Colonel James Rhodes, will continue to lead the project, while Yassir Lester, who was acting as head writer on the series, will also write the film.

As of today, no director has yet been announced, and it’s not known when the movie will be released.

The studio decided the story was better suited to a movie during development on the project.

Armor Wars was first mentioned at Disney’s D23 Expo, when Cheadle joined Marvel Studios producer and president Kevin Feige on stage. Feige had previously announced plans for the project in late 2020.

The Armor Wars storyline featured in the late ’80s Iron Man comics by David Michelinie and Bob Layton, with artwork by Mark Bright. The story focuses on the prospect of highly advanced technology from Iron Man falling into the wrong hands.

This isn’t the first time Marvel has changed direction on a project – Hawkeye was originally conceived as a feature before it was turned into a Disney Plus series.

Cheadle will make his next MCU appearance in the Secret Invasion series, which – inspired by the comic book story of the same name – follows a long-term invasion of Earth by the Skrulls, a bunch of alien shapeshifters who have secretly taken the place of superheroes over a period of years.

The cast also includes Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Fury’s extraterrestrial ally Talos, who was first introduced in 2019’s Captain Marvel and returned briefly in that summer’s Spider-Man: Far from Home, as well as Martin Freeman, Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke.

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