Wednesday evening, a new Production Weekly listing for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Armor Wars revealed that the project would begin filming in May 2022 through December. While Production Weekly is known to get some things correct, oftentimes they reveal dates that can be inaccurate, and it looks like this may have been the case.
According to Lizzie Hill of The Cosmic Circus, Armor Wars is looking to start filming October/November 2022, which would likely wrap May 2023, at the earliest. The information has yet to be confirmed, however, Hill is known for being quite accurate on production dates in regards to Marvel Studios projects, so it’s best to take this information as a more accurate listing.
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Don Cheadle returns as James Rhodes aka War Machine, as he tries to save Tony Stark’s tech from falling into the wrong hands. Walton Goggins’ Sonny Burch from Ant-Man & The Wasp is rumored to appear in at least one episode of the series, as is Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams aka Ironheart. Yassir Lester (Making History) will serve as the head writer. A director has not been hired at this time.
Not much is known on the series at this time but Cheadle did sit down with our friends at Post-Credit Podcast and talked a little bit about the series, “The death of Tony Stark, I’m pretty sure, will play a role in the series.” Where we’ve been sort of progressing Rhodey—even in the last film where he’s now up again and he’s now walking again and he’s now mobile again—so as the technology continues to develop and we keep making innovations in the suit and what happens, I imagine there’s gonna be another elevation and another way that we’re going to keep digging into that part of Rhodey. But really, figuring out a way to bridge what’s happening in the comic books with what’s happening on screen in the MCU and how we’re going to make those worlds work, that’s really exciting.”
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.
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