The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going through a small transition behind the scenes and in the narrative. As MCU characters deal with the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, many of our favorite heroes wonder what life has in store for them. For most of the characters in question, their roles in future films will be defined by mentorship. Seeking to bounce back from the loss of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans (as well as the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman), the MCU has been scrambling to create a new generation of heroes to wear the mantle of the fallen Avengers.
One of the new characters poised for a big role is Riri “Ironheart” Williams. Similar to most new Marvel heroes set to replace old characters, namely Kate “Hawkeye” Bishop, Jennifer “She-Hulk” Walters, and Sam “Captain America” Wilson, Williams was set to make her debut in the new Armor Wars Disney+ series. According VarietyMarvel is apparently retooling Armor Wars like a movie.
Marvel’s ‘Armor Wars’, originally planned as a TV series for Disney+, is being redeveloped as a feature film, Variety has learned. “Armor Wars” will feature Don Cheadle, reprising his MCU role from James “Rhodey” Rhodes, aka War Machine. The project is based on Marvel Comics’ seven-issue arc of the same name in the Iron Man story, and follows Rhodes as he must come to terms with what happens when Tony Stark’s technology falls between wrong hands. Yassir Lester, who was originally set as the series’ head writer, remains committed to writing the project.