After years standing by as the sidekick of Tony Stark, Rhodey (AKA War Machine) is finally getting his moment. Don Cheadle will star in Armor Wars, yet another upcoming live-action series for the Marvel brand over on Disney Plus.
Armor Wars was announced alongside Secret Invasion and Ironheart – but when will it be releasing and what is it about? We’ve done all the work and found everything you need to know. You can also check out our guide to Phase 4 and beyond of the MCU.
Armor Wars release date
Sadly, we don’t yet know when Armor Wars will be releasing. However, we do know that Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk are due to release in 2022.
The Direct has reported that filming will take place around October/November of this year, which would put the show on track for a 2023 release date.
Cast and crew of Armor Wars
Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier ahead
The only person so far confirmed to star in Armor Wars is Don Cheadle as James Rhodes. The last time we saw Rhodey in the MCU was in a cameo role in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as he discussed with Sam Wilson about what it meant to wield the iconic shield. Rhodey was clearly still grieving the loss of his best friend, Tony.
The title of the series is a nod to the comic book arc, which could mean that Justin Hammer (played by Sam Rockwell) will make an appearance. Hammer was last seen in Iron Man 2 and is long overdue for a comeback.
There’s also speculation that Sharon Carter (portrayed by Emily Vancamp) could appear in the show, after her role in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Yassir Lester has been tapped to serve as head writer, according to Deadline. Lester currently stars alongside Cheadle in the Showtime series, Black Monday.
Armor Wars Plot
Not much is yet known about the plot of Armor Wars. However, the comic book series of the same name focuses on what would happen if Tony Stark’s suits fell into the wrong hands.
In a post-Endgame era, there’s plenty of Tony’s technology to be seized. We image that Rhodey will be defending the suits and technology, but who from? In the comics, this is Justin Hammer, but as the latest Disney+ series set up Sharon Carter as the Power Broker, we could also see her possibly being an antagonist.
How to watch Armor Wars
Armor Wars will only be available to watch on Disney Plus. You can subscribe over on the Disney+ website for either £7.99/$7.99 per month, or £79.90/$79.99 per year. You can also check out what other Marvel content is on the platform right here.