Marvel Studios’ Armor Wars: Coming To Disney+
Will War Machine Finally Get His Due In The MCU?
Sometimes, you just gotta feel for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “War Machine.”
Always getting bossed around by somebody, he’s often an afterthought (even though he’s a major part of Iron Man Tony Stark’s redemption story).
But James Rhodes — played by Don Cheadle since Iron Man 2 — finally has his own project.
Don Cheadle Returns as James Rhodes In Armor Wars
Revealed during The Walt Disney Company’s 2020 Investor Day presentation by Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios, and chief creative officer, Marvel, Don Cheadle returns to James Rhodes’ role aka War Machine — who must face these tech consequences in this classic Marvel story.
In the comics, the Armor Wars event series followed Iron Man as he battled the criminal called Force, and had recruited and helped him. Tony Stark was examining Forces’ armor and realized a lot of the technology resembled that of Iron Man’s armor technology. It was then revealed that Spymaster had stolen some Iron Man armor secrets and had sold them to Justin Hammer, who then sold them to criminals and heroes alike. Tony Stark then invented “Negator Packs” that could destroy his technology on contact.
Could we see the return of Iron Man 2‘s Justin Hammer played by Sam Rockwell? It is possible, as it is looking like Marvel Studios is working their way to a Thunderbolts project of some kind. So stay tuned.
All In For Armor Wars
Hey, for my money, both Justin Hammer and James Rhodes are the two most underutilized characters in the MCU.
AND, both Sam Rockwell and Cheadle (respectively) are the two actors I’d most like to see more of going forward.
So, here’s hoping that Disney+ can bring the comic story to live-action, with Cheadle eventually facing off versus Hammer.
HOT TAKE: When’s the last time you watched Iron Man 2? It’s WAY better than you remember!