No one was expecting this news to drop today. Marvel Studios has announced that Armor Wars will now be a movie and not a show on Disney+, which I’m incredibly fine with!
From THR, here’s what they reported:
Marvel Studios has shaken up its Armor Wars project, and now what was to have been a series for Disney+ will be redeveloped as a feature film.
The move essentially pushes back the title further down the development slate.
Sources say the studio was committed in getting the story told the right way and in that process realized that a feature was better suited for the project. Like all Marvel movies, it is intended for a theatrical release.
Don Cheadle, who is reprising his longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes, AKA War Machine, remains on board to star. Yassir Lester, who was acting as head writer on the series, will remain as its feature scribe.
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. No directors had been officially attached and it is unclear when an Armor Wars feature would pop on Marvel’s timeline of its phases of movies and Disney+ series.
I think a film was a good move. I’ve been waiting for Armor Wars since it was first announced, so to see this on the big screen will be satisfying. Hopefully the film secures a good director because I feel like this should be an easy knockout of the park.