Marvel’s Phase 4 has a lot to offer. This Phase in particular has a lot more to offer, with particular attention to details as Marvel has finally shifted to the small screen as well with a lot of television series, kicking it off with WandaVision. There are more shows such as Loki, The Falcon & The Winter Soldiers, and Armor Wars as well. So it will be safe to say that Marvel has a lot to say, and all the sideline characters are finally getting the long due appreciation and highlight that they’ve been missing.
It was recently discovered and confirmed that Don Cheadle, War Machine, will be seen in The Falcon & The Winter Soldier as his friendship with Sam Wilson (Falcon), was clearly seen develope in Avengers: Infinity War as they both fought side by side. But there is more to Armor Wars now. It has been recently revealed by Cheadle that Armor War is to involve Tony Stark’s death and learn about the impact of his demise.
During an interview with BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast, Cheadle discussed the impact Tony Stark’s passing would have on War Machine’s character in Armor Wars. “The death of Tony Stark, I’m pretty sure, will play a role in the series,” he explained.
“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.”
The original “Armor Wars” comic book story saw Iron Man hunting down a list of armored enemies. The villains included Beetle, Shockwave, Stilt-Man, the Crimson Dynamo, Controller, Mauler, Professor Power, Titanium Man, the Raiders. The Marvel Cinematic Universe series could bring back a fan-favorite villain, Justice Hammer.
Cheadle further added that finding 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 words work, that’s really exciting.” Written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton and featuring art by Mark D. Bright and Barry Windsor-Smith, the original “Armor Wars” storyline ran between Iron Man #225-232 and sees the Armored Avenger hunt down any who have stolen designs for his armors.
A sequel by John Byrne and John Romita Jr. called “Armor Wars II” ran between Issues #258-266 of the series, while a version set in the Ultimate Universe was released in 2009.