Rumors: Marvel to Lock Down a Director for ‘Armor Wars’ During Q1, Plans To Shoot Scheduled for 2025

Rumors Marvel to Lock Down a Director for ‘Armor Wars during Q1 Plans to Shoot Scheduled for 2025
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Marvel Studios has plenty of projects scheduled either to be released or developed in the next few years. And while for most of the projects, it’s clear at which stage they are currently at one movie has been in development hell for several years now, with mostly bits and pieces coming to light. Of course, we’re talking about War Machine’s movie ‘Armor Wars.’

‘Armor Wars’ was imagined to be a movie based on the comic storyline of the same name, and it was supposed to be a sequel to Secret Invasion (released last year) and Ironheart (unknown release date at the moment). Back in 2011, Don Cheadle confirmed that a War Machine film was in development, and Joe Rober Cole had been hired to write it. But, 9 years later, During Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, it was announced that the ‘Armor Wars’ television series is in development for Disney+, with Don Cheadle still set to reprise his role as James Rhodes. In 2021, Cheadle also announced that the series would start production in just a couple of months.


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In August 2021, Yassir Lester was appointed as the head writer for the series. However, in September 2022, Marvel Studios opted to transform the series into a feature film, retaining Don Cheadle and Yassir Lester as part of the project. Filming was anticipated to start in early 2023 at Trilith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, but then the historical SAG-AFTRA strike began, and it paralyzed the entertainment industry as a whole.

Now, according to the most recent rumors shared by Daniel Richtman on X, the studio hopes to lock down the director for ‘Armor Wars’ as soon as possible in Q1 of 2024 and plans to begin shooting in 2025.

Sam Rockwell also reportedly had talks with the executives to reprise his role as Justine Hammer. Rockwell’s most recent MCU project was ‘What If…?’ Season 2, during which he gave voice to Justin Hammer.

The next few years will be tough for the MCU, as many projects are just now restarting production after several months of complete paralysis, and most of them were dependent on some other delayed projects, which was always the point of having a major interconnected universe.

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