Marvel’s ‘Armor Wars’ series being developed as a movie

By | September 30, 2022

Marvel’s ‘Armor Wars’, initially deliberate as a TV sequence for Disney+, is being redeveloped as a function movie, Selection has realized.

“Armor Wars” will function Don Cheadle, reprising his MCU function from James “Rhodey” Rhodes, aka Conflict Machine. The undertaking relies on Marvel Comics’ seven-issue arc of the identical identify within the Iron Man story, and follows Rhodes as he should come to phrases with what occurs when Tony Stark’s know-how falls between incorrect arms.

Yassir Lester, who was initially set because the sequence’ head author, stays dedicated to writing the undertaking.

That is the second main upheaval of the week at Marvel. “Blade” director Bassam Tariq pulled out of the undertaking on Tuesday, simply two months earlier than manufacturing on the movie started, signaling a possible delay to the premiere date initially set for November 2023. Nevertheless, ” Armor Wars” will not slide on that date – it is unclear when the brand new movie will hit theaters.

On the D23 Expo in Anaheim earlier this month, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige stated “Armor Wars” would comply with the occasions of “Secret Invasion,” the MCU TV sequence slated to debut early. from 2023 on Disney+, through which Cheadle’s Rhodes may also seem. On the pink carpet with Selection’s Marc Malkin, the actor opened up about how the 2 tasks are related.

“Within the trailer you see that he has to face Nick [Fury.] He and Fury are going to be going all through this present, by way of what they should do, given what’s occurred on this planet at this level,” Cheadle teased. “It is form of a thriller and a distinct kind of spectacle than what you often see within the MCU, which is nice that we will maintain altering it and altering it. It is so humorous.”

Cheadle additionally confirmed that he was executed along with his preliminary contractual obligations to Marvel Studios, however famous that he was open to different MCU tasks. “Now it is simply that if one thing appears enjoyable and it is offered to me, it is like, ‘Yeah, let’s go. — earned Cheadle a Primetime Emmy nomination.

Speculatively, primarily based on the comics, villains who may doubtlessly seem in “Armor Wars” embody Stilt-Man, the Crimson Dynamo, and Justin Hammer, who was performed by Sam Rockwell in “Iron Man 2.” The “Armor Wars” comics had been written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton in 1987 and 1988 with artwork by Mark D. Vibrant and Barry Windsor-Smith.

The Hollywood Reporter was the primary to report the swap from sequence to movie.