Marvel’s Armor Wars: Despite Comic-Con No-Show, Writer Says It’s Not Canceled
Armor Wars writer Yassir Lester assured fans that the Disney+ series is continuing, even though it wasn’t mentioned by Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
As reported by CBR, Lester shared an Instagram Story to alleviate cancellation issues surrounding Armor Wars after fans noticed he was absent from Marvel announcements at SDCC this year. The words “I promise it always comes out” reportedly appeared on a black screen posted to Lester’s Stories, referencing the previously announced Disney+ series starring Don Cheadle’s War Machine.
Armor Wars was a seven-issue Iron Man story arc that was written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton, with art by Mark D. Bright and Barry Windsor-Smith. This story is set to become the basis for the MCU series, which was first announced on Disney Investor Day 2020 with the premise that War Machine will uncover “what happens when Tony Stark’s technology falls between bad hands”.
The Cheadle-directed Armor Wars series is just one of two MCU projects slated to highlight Tony Stark’s legacy, the other being Ironheart, also available on Disney+. This series is now tied for a fall 2023 release window and will tell the story of Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams, “a genius inventor and creator of the most advanced armor since Iron Man.”
War Machine will also make an appearance in Secret Invasion when it premieres on Disney+ in the spring of 2023. The character of Cheadle appeared in a trailer for the MCU series which debuted as an SDCC exclusive. The footage shows Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in action as he launches an investigation into a cult of Skrulls who have infiltrated the highest levels of authority in the MCU.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Every Upcoming Movie and TV Show
Armor Wars doesn’t yet have a release date, but there’s plenty to keep Marvel fans busy in the meantime. The studio showcased a range of previously revealed projects at SDCC, while teasing new Marvel movies and shows in the works, like Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars – hinting at what’s to come by not only showcasing all of Phase 5 of the MCU, but most of Phase 6 as well.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.