Disney+ Marvel series are currently ruling the charts. WandaVision, Loki, and The Falcon, and The Winter Soldier have set new viewing records. Not to mention the fact that they have garnered critical appreciation and awards nominations as well.
But this isn’t the end of course. More Marvel shows are coming to Disney+. One of these shows is Armor Wars. The show will see James Rhodes aka. War Machine deal with the enemies and allies who want to use Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor and tech for their own use.
Now, Rhodes is sure to suit up as War Machine. But there are quite a few other characters who might be suiting up with him. But the question is- are they are a threat to the kind of peaceful stability that Rhodey is trying to achieve, or will they act as a reliable friend during battle?
Note that these characters have all suited up either on screen or in the comics. So let us take a look at them
Riri Williams showing up in Armor Wars is definitely a certainty. But we don’t know whether the character will, in fact, get to even suit up in her Ironheart armor or not. After all, there’s a chance that they might be saving that for her own solo show.
However, no matter what, the Champions member and genius inventor would be a compelling partner to Rhodey. Now, there are a tonne of reasons to be intensely excited about Riri’s debut.
For one, unlike most of the other characters in this list who will probably be stealing Stark’s tech, she will be making her own armor suit. So we might see that her suit is better than the ones even Iron Man himself made.
Norman Osborn is mainly known as the Spider-Man villain Green Goblin, but he has played other parts in the comics. During the Dark Reign arc, Osborn made his own Dark Avengers and led them with the Iron Patriot armor.
His suit was meant to mock both Iron Man and Captain America. And it did just that. Osborn’s reign lasted quite long actually. Now, the armor has already been introduced in the MCU.
And there’s a chance we might get to see Norman Osborn in the third Spidey movie. So it’s quite possible that the Dark Reign narrative might be adapted in Armor Wars.
Not many people know this, but Happy Hogan has indeed put on his own Iron Man armor in the comics. In fact, he has also masqueraded as the main hero on multiple occasions.
In the MCU, Happy Hogan has been able to protect himself just fine in a fight, but he hasn’t put on any armor. However, now is the right time for Hogan to get his own armor.
Happy is often used as just comic relief, so it will be fun to watch him actually be serious. But, there will be endless opportunities for fun too as we will get to watch Happy Hogan try to navigate complex Stark machinery.
Now, this will shock some, but Steve Rogers could fight alongside Rhodey. In the main MCU timeline, we saw Steve choose to go back to the time he came from and live out his life with Peggy.
But in the Multiverse, there’s a variant of Steve who led a very different life. In that reality, which we saw in the premiere episode of Marvel’s animated series What If…?, Peggy was the one who took the super-soldier serum and became Captain Carter.
But not one to be left behind, Steve became the Hydra Stomper. It’s clear that his armor was been inspired by the creations of Tony Stark. After all, it was his dad Howard Stark who made it.
Now that the multiverse is in flux, so it will certainly be interesting and fun to watch What If…? Steve Rogers get a short cameo in Armor Wars. After all, it will be endlessly enjoyable to watch Rogers fight bad guys in the Hydra Stomper or his own custom armored robot.
Harley Keener was the young guy in Iron Man 3. He helped Tony Stark when he was in need. He recently made an appearance in Avengers: Endgame. Now, he likely hasn’t lost the sharp wit that made him funny and endearing.
Keener is an inventor himself, so it’s definitely possible that he will be able to make his own Iron Man armor. After all, the comics have indeed seen the character make his debut using Stark tech multiple times. So it’s just a matter of time till Keener makes his own version of the Iron Man armor.
Justin Hammer is one of Tony Stark’s oldest rivals. The character has shown up in the MCU a few times, but he hasn’t made the kind of comeback that fans have been waiting for.
Hammer was trying to make the Iron Man suit, so it would make sense for him to be in Armor Wars. Also, Hammer never got to try out any of the suits he made during Iron Man 2. So the Disney+ show might be the best time for him to finally suit up.
Also, since he was in prison all this while, so he might have figured out a way to iron out the problems with his suits. Now, he won’t be a big threat even with his suits, but he will have fun trying out all the gadgets.
Pepper Potts is the love of Tony’s life and also his widow. In Avengers: Endgame we saw her suit up as Rescue in the suit made by Tony Stark. But her story hasn’t ended with him.
MCU will probably continue Pepper’s storyline and even bring up Morgan as well. The next arc for Pepper will probably be as the leader of Stark Industries. And as such, she will surely have an opinion on the rapid increase of Iron Man armors in the world.
Since Pepper has already suited up as Rescue, so it’s possible that she will put on the suit again to help a friend. And also to protect the legacy of Tony Stark.
In the first Iron Man movie, the villain was Obadiah Stane. He was a traitor to Stark Industries, and his Iron Monger armor was a replica of the one Tony had built for himself.
However, the suit had a major flaw- even though it was built like a tank, it lacked the stability of Iron Man’s own blueprints. In the pages of Marvel comics, Obadiah has a son called Ezekiel, who could indeed be the key to the success of Armor Wars.
He could try to seek revenge for what happened to his father and suit up in a variation of the Iron Monger suit.
When people think of Bruce Banner, they don’t think that he will need a suit at all. After all, he is The Hulk. However, in his human form, Bruce Banner has used the Hulkbuster armor in cases where he wanted to be on the battlefield without having to become Hulk.
We saw this happen during Infinity War, and now that his arm is still injured after the events of Endgame, so he will surely be using the suit more. It’s definitely possible that Banner will show up in Armor Wars since he is already going to be in the She-Hulk Disney+ series.
Peter Parker has now embraced the Iron-Spider costume that Tony made for him. So, Armor Wars would feel a little empty if Tony Stark’s protege isn’t in the show.
Also, he is one of the very few people who can be trusted with knowledge about the suits. However, his appearance in the Disney+ show might be tricky because of contractual reasons.
But narratively, it would make sense. Also, the Spider-Man trilogy is about to come to an end. So Peter could become the Iron Spider if he decides to pass on the Spider-Man title to Miles Morales.
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