Good news for fans of Marvel, because it seems like Marvel has not given up on Armor Wars. Recently, on Twitter, actor Don Cheadle who plays James Rhodes addressed some fans’ long-time concerns about the future of the show. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Hall H panel was dedicated to the upcoming projects of Marvel Studios and offered the fans glimpses of what’s to come. For many, the Phase 5 and Phase 6 Marvel slate announcement at SDCC was a bag full of surprises.
Unfortunately, the audience grew uneasy when they saw no mention of Armor Wars. Even on Twitter, people were quick to point out the absence of the title and that led many to believe that the project was never going to see the light of day. Up until now.
Don Cheadle Reignites Hope
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There have been many rumors surrounding the much-awaited project. From speculated filming dates to fans assuming that the show has been canceled — Armor Wars has been a central topic of discussion for quite a while now. Back in 2020, on December 10th, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige disclosed that the series was being created for Disney+ and would see Don Cheadle at the forefront of the premise. However, since then, there have been no concrete updates on when the series is scheduled to come out or start filming, only speculations.
On Twitter, Don Cheadle came to ease the tension amongst fans and gave a playful, coy hint at what the future will bring for those who anticipate the project. This is what the actor had to say in reply to a fan who wanted an update on the series:
Funny you should ask … https://t.co/xMyqWUfPgO
— Don" 't ask me google questions" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 15, 2022
This cryptic Tweet, while failing to provide a definitive answer, did imply that something or the other is coming up soon. Previously, head writer Yassir Lester also provided reassurance to the fans via Instagram stories, and promised that the show is “still coming out.” Fans of MCU perhaps have no reason to worry about a potential cancellation, as two major figures involved with the production of the series would not be happy to give false hope to the eager fans.
Fans React To The Armor Wars Update
To say the fans are exhilarated would be an understatement. Reacting to Cheadle’s tweet, many people believe that some form of official announcement regarding Armor Wars will take place at the 2022 Disney’s D23 Expo, which is scheduled to take place from September 9th till the 11th in Anaheim, CA. While nothing is confirmed as of yet, fans may not be too off the reality. Hence, the month of September might be quite telling.
Following is how the fans have reacted to the casual teasing by Cheadle:
the best mcu character returning I KNOWWW https://t.co/o5msE9lQj4
— amber (@riottrabbit) August 15, 2022
TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW https://t.co/Hw6wGjFdTA
— Toni?! (@strange2supreme) August 15, 2022
— lara ⎊ ironfam enthusiast (@tincanmans) August 15, 2022
d23 announcement BOOM https://t.co/RzYYttBbP4
— tala! (@punishersdoll) August 16, 2022
While the SDCC announcements did lack the mention of Armor Wars, it also has not given away every detail about what MCU’s future will bring. There is perhaps a reason as to why the slate for Phase 6 looked so empty, besides the mentions of only three upcoming films. What can be ascertained is that Armor Wars will happen; when or how is the question for now.