Marvel has announced that ‘Armor Wars’ will no longer be a show on Disney Plus, but now a theatrical release.
The move essentially pushes back the title further down the development slate.
‘Armor Wars’ stars Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes, aka War Machine, and adapts a Marvel Comics plotline that finds Tony Stark’s armour tech falling into various wrong hands.
According to reports, the studio was committed to getting the story told the right way and in that process realized that a feature was better suited for the project.
Yassir Lester, who serves as both an actor and writer on Cheadle’s comedy series ‘Black Monday’, was serving as head writer on the series version of ‘Armor Wars’, and will reportedly write the feature as well.
Marvel had been eyeing a 2023 start of production on the series, but the few people who were gearing up for that were notified Thursday of the change of direction.
Cheadle’s next Marvel appearance remains the MCU series, ‘Secret Invasion’, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn and is scheduled to debut in 2023. He has played the character since 2010’s ‘Iron Man 2’.