There are a LOT of Marvel Cinematic Universe properties coming out soon, that has been made abundantly clear over the last two months. But one that people have been waiting on for a while is that of Armor Wars. A Disney+ series starring Don Cheadle as War Machine as he has to go and clean up a certain mess that was left due to the death of Tony Stark at the end of Avengers Endgame. During D23 yesterday, he gave more information on the series itself:
“If you know anything about the lore, and you’ve read the comic books, you understand that it’s a series that was built around Tony’s Stark Tech getting out and Rhodey taking it on to go get this tech back from the bad hands, the bad actors whose hands it is in,” Cheadle says. “And as Marvel does, it’s also an opportunity to take the mythology and tip it on its head a little bit and come up with different ways to tell the story, so it’s doing that and has done that in spades.”
Cheadle also noted how great it is to not just continue on with his character, but bring in the next generation of MCU stars to help make it great:
“I think that’s what’s the fun of it, how expansive it can be,” he says. “We don’t lose the old character, but we bring in new characters, then we get to bring the newer and older characters together and that creates its own sort of thing. So that’s the most fun of being in these shows, the opportunity to cross-pollenate each other’s projects and find ways that these relationships continue to work and conflicts that we continue to cook up, and I think they do a great job of it, always making it interesting, exciting, and things you can’t really anticipate.”
While there’s no release date for Armor Wars on Disney+ just yet, filming is expected to happen next year.