Armor Wars is an upcoming Disney+ series from Marvel Studios that will give Don Cheadle’s War Machine his own solo project after years of teases of the character getting a spinoff pic going back to the press tour for Iron Man 2 back in 2010.
With head writer Yassir Lester (Black Monday) attached it looks like things will finally moving forward and as the title suggests will adapt the iconic Iron Man storyline from Marvel Comics, instead placing Rhodey in the lead role.
Armor suit technology gets into the hands of the black market and various villains, allowing for a multitude of unused Iron Man villains to finally get moment in the spotlight like Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man among others. One of the key characters in the comic was Justin Hammer, a villain played by Oscar-winner Sam Rockwell and is expected to return in some capacity.
A listing on IMDB from stuntman Rex Reddick now suggests that Walton Goggins’ Sonny Burch from Ant-Man & The Wasp might be returning for the series, as Reddick will apparently double for Goggins on the show for at least one episode.
Reddick isn’t a stranger to Marvel projects and has previously done stunt work on Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2, Ant-Man, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Agent Carter, and WandaVision.
We still should totally take the listing with a pinch of salt for the moment until there is further confirmation.
Goggins is no stranger to genre projects with credits such as Predators, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Tomb Raider, Machete Kills, The Shield, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, and the hit Amazon animated superhero series Invincible.
Could Sonny Burch have been working for Justin Hammer the entire time while he was stuck behind bars? Burch could also take the Hammer role if they’re not able to wrangle Rockwell back due to scheduling. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
There is a possibility that Riri Williams (debuting in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) could appear in the show as she builds her own armor and might get on the radar of War Machine.