Don Cheadle assures fans about Armor Wars


The San Diego Comic-Con Hall H presentation set up several movies and shows, cementing Marvel’s future schedule. However, one important project was omitted from the conversation. Yes, we are talking about Armor Wars. The project was first revealed in December 2020. It will tell the story of James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine, who is played by Don Cheadle onscreen. It has been described as Tony Stark’s worst nightmare come true. But since then, there haven’t been many updates or discussions about it. This worried several fans as they began to assume it was going to be canceled.

Armor Wars

Don Cheadle’s previous interviews

Don Cheadle in a previous interview talked about Armor Wars and the character of James Rhodes. He talked about wanting to explore Rhodey as a person and find out who he is.

“I think the most exciting part is yet to come. I think we don’t have a very clear idea of ​​who he is, really. Outside of that Avengers bubble. Outside of his friendship with Tony,” he also went on to say, “Now he’s going to be detached from all of this. So it’s an opportunity to find out who he is that we haven’t had before with focused, focused time on Rhodey, and Rhodey’s journey. Hopefully some stuff about his past. In the process of revealing some things about his potential future. Who knows how long this Marvel thing lasts? It seems a bit endless.

Here’s what he had to say about the project which was still in its early stages. “Where could this character go? What could possibly happen to him? This is very early in the Armor Wars process. We have just hired my boy Yassir, which excites me a lot. He wrote Black Monday. Became friends with him, very close to him. Great guy, lots of great ideas. Honestly, we’re still trying to break the spine of what it’s going to be and cut it out. I could not give you the answers if you wanted them, because we are currently in “clay mode”.

He also gave answers to AP Entertainment. “It will be interesting. We’re just talking about what this show is going to be. We’ll probably start filming next year and are breaking the story right now. Deciding what this trip will look like, what the iteration will be. Obviously, if people know the Armor Wars comics, they know what the show is about. But it’s also about figuring out how to establish and deepen who Rhodey is because we haven’t really seen that in the movies.

Don Cheadle removes some doubts

Don Cheadle

However, that was all before the current Twitter upheaval with people constantly tagging him and asking for Armor Wars updates. Don Cheadle, in his humorous way, teased the show’s future without revealing any details. To a fan asking for updates, he replied, “Funny you ask…”

Not only Don Cheadle, but Yassir Lester, the writer of Armor Wars, took to Instagram and wrote in his story “I promise he’s still coming out.” This reassured the fans a lot because they are both extremely reliable sources. Also, Marvel hasn’t exactly revealed everything in SDCC. Only 3 Phase 5 projects have been teased, namely Fantastic Four, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. So don’t worry guys!

A brief idea about Armor Wars

Armor Wars comic numbers focus on Iron Man’s worst fear. His technology fell into the hands of the wrong people. Someone, Justin Hammer, sold his technology to supervillains. Tony goes rogue, decides to take matters into his own hands and recover the technology or just destroy it. He invents something called “Negator Packs” that could destroy his technology on contact. In fact, his crusade led to him leaving the Avengers and losing the support and friendship of Steve Rogers. The government treated him like a criminal and sent “Firepower”, another man in huge armor, after him.

Armor Wars Comic

The series will follow a similar storyline. A key difference will obviously be Iron Man due to his death in Endgame. If anything, the story will pick up from Endgame. We’ll most likely see Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes emotionally dealing with the death of his dear friend and trying to carry on his legacy. We don’t have any concrete updates regarding casting or filming. But all will be revealed in due time.


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