Coming off a bizarre Prime Time Emmy nomination for his extremely brief cameo in The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, actor Don Cheadle is getting primed for his own solo series Armor Wars. However, during an interview with Colldier the actor revealed that show isn’t as far along as many imagined, as they’re only now breaking scripts in the next couple of weeks.
“All I know is that we’re going to go into the room in a couple of weeks and actually start trying to break the spine of the story and figure out who, what, when, and where for all of it. It’s super early in the development stages so I couldn’t even spoil it if I wanted to. I don’t know what happens,” Don Cheadle said of Armor Wars’ current status at Marvel Studios.
The project is expected to be an MCU adaptation of the Iron Man comic book run of the same name and will likely bring back folks like Sam Rockwell’s Justin Hammer and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter/Power Broker.
What I think most will be curious about is if Armor Wars will connect to Dominique Thorne’s Marvel series Ironheart, which focuses on young prodigy Riri Williams, who builds her own armor suit. Given that Rhodey will be pursuing rogue Stark-tech, it’s possible the two could cross paths and I think fans wouldn’t mind a little superhero mentoring along the way.
This news on the status of Armor Wars isn’t all that surprising given that She-Hulk and Moon Knight are currently shooting with Secret Wars (their Skrull event series) expected to begin soon in the United Kingdom under the working title Jambalaya (still an expectation of a crossover with The Marvels cast). We also don’t have writers or directors officially attached to the series either.
This likely means Armors Wars won’t begin shooting until sometime in 2022 and won’t be ready for Disney+ until 2023, but that is only speculation on our part.