Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, announced Armor Wars for the first time during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day. During its presentation at the 2022 D23 Expo, the studio confirmed the show. Marvel revealed a new Armor Wars logo, stating, “What happens if Tony Stark’s technology falls into the wrong hands?” Don Cheadle also joined the D23 Expo presentation. In the new Disney series, he will reprise his role as Colonel James Rhodes, aka War Machine.
Fans have been anticipating the return of the War Machine since its announcement. The show’s information has recently been updated on Marvel’s website. Not only that, but Feige also revealed how the project’s story would precisely follow the events of the Secret Invasion.
Armor Wars gets Kenobi’s writers
According to the Writers Guild of America, Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Armor Wars has hired four new writers.
— MCU – The Direct (@MCU_Direct) September 22, 2022
Rayna McClendon (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Willow, The Walking Dead: World Beyond), Lekethia Dalcoe (Wool, Two Sentence Horror Stories), Garrick Bernard (Solar Opposites), and Emma Fletcher (Trinkets, Parks, and Recreation) are the four lucky passengers on the Iron Man spin-off train. They will all be working on the project with Head Writer Yassir Lester.
McClendon has worked as a writer and consulting producer on the hugely popular Star Wars show, Obi-Wan Kenobi, so the four have some strong prior experience.
Fans’ response to Armor Wars writer announcement
Not only is it encouraging to see the development of Armor Wars progressing, but each of these new writers has an excellent track record. McClendon’s experience with Obi-Wan is the most notable. While some fans were dissatisfied with the series, there were many who liked it. Fans of Obi-Wan Kenobi will be delighted to learn of McClendon’s involvement with the future MCU show.
ObiWanKenobi writer??!! pic.twitter.com/GDRmf1THUR
— Brandon (@noobsrock1321) September 22, 2022
Obi Wan was terribly written tho
— King Kraven (Worry Darling Era) ✡️ (@kraven_hunts247) September 22, 2022
They added the worst writer on Disney+ 😭
— The Apple Guy Pro (@Polidalberg) September 22, 2022
I think that actually says a lot, because in Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi master goes through a strong sense of guilt for what happened to anakin. Rhodey is likely to feel guilty about Tony's death, which he will face in his series.
— Sexy_ZackSnyder🇪🇺🇮🇹 (@Lorenzo74209291) September 23, 2022
Don Cheadle‘s Armor Wars may become a reality after all, now that the show has a Head Writer and at least four other staff, writers. When can fans expect to see it become a reality? It’s generally safe to believe it won’t be before 2024.
Given how slowly things appear to be going in the business, an early 2025 landing is probably the safest option for Armor Wars—especially considering all of the VFX work that will supposedly be required.