MCU: Don Cheadle To Lead Marvel's Armor Wars Disney+ Series

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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Disney+ will no doubt redefine the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to the sheer amount of shows that will be released in the next few years. WandaVision is set to get the ball rolling this January, which will be followed by a string of projects which include the likes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki .

Marvel Studios is known for taking a chance with unexpected characters over the years, and this was established by Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man back in 2008. Given Disney+'s arrival, it's fitting that the streaming service will serve as another platform that will introduce the audience to new characters through long-form storytelling, further expanding the history and backstory of the heroes before the eventual team-up in the films.

Looking ahead, there will be more shows on the horizon as the MCU embraces a whole new chapter. And now, another exciting series will join the MCU's ambitious line-up.


Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige confirmed that a new Disney+ series entitled Armor Wars will soon arrive, and it will see the return of Don Cheadle's James Rhodes.


Based on this reveal, it seems that Tony Stark's legacy will continue in the post- Endgame timeline of the MCU. Armor Wars will no doubt explore the ramifications of Stark's suits, and it will be interesting to find out how Rhodes will deal with this tragic outcome in his own Disney+ series.

As it is, Don Cheadle's return as James Rhodes is pretty exciting, especially after the actor's previous comments about the end of his Marvel contract. Given that, Cheadle's inclusion in Armor Wars will mark his sixth appearance as War Machine.

It's fitting that Cheadle will be the main character to handle Stark's unfinished business. On top of that, this also presents an opportunity for Armor Wars to include other Iron Man characters such as Pepper Potts and Morgan Stark, and they could eventually help Cheadle's mission.

All in all, Armor Wars is an intriguing storyline for the MCU to adapt, and this could seemingly hint that Stark's story is far from over in the interconnected narrative of the franchise.

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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.