Marvel’s Disney+ shows are still in their infancy. Nonetheless, their popularity shows no signs of waning. Even before the success of shows like WandaVision and Loki, Marvel had already begun planning for future storylines in the MCU. Investor Day in late 2020 revealed a slew of new projects from Disney’s biggest media properties. This includes Star Wars and Marvel. Both Secret Invasion and Armor Wars were officially announced by Kevin Feige during the Marvel segment.
With four new series being released in 2021 alone by Armor Wars, there have been few updates since then. In addition to the original Armor Wars comic event, it’s possible that many details of the Disney+ series’ plot have already been revealed.
Seven issues make up the Armor Wars comic book series. Tony Stark’s Iron Man technology is now in the hands of both heroes and villains in the plot arc. Which, as you might expect, results in anarchy. So it’s only natural that Rhodey, his best pal, sets out to retrieve the missing goods. This is confirmed by Disney +, which asks the burning question about Stark’s technology falling “into the wrong hands”:
“What happens if Tony Stark’s technology falls into the wrong hands?”
In an interview with BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast, Don Cheadle says he is “pretty sure” that Tony Stark’s death “will play a role in the series”. Besides, he points out that the plot is very much like in comic books. While keeping with the MCU and Marvel’s objective, he continues that the “comic books are a jumping-off point”. And they are so because of their own mythology:
“True to the MCU, and true to Marvel’s, sort of, mission, the comic books are a jumping-off point. And then these things have to have their own mythology and their own modus operandi in the way that works. So, to wit, I am not sure exactly what’s going to happen, but I think it’s going to be this intense, kick-ass, Rhodey going around the world thing.”
Disney+’s Armor Wars series has yet to receive a trailer or an official release date. Not too long ago, Yassir Lester was revealed as the series’ writer. It’s also not clear if the show is a one-off, or if it could come for multiple seasons like Loki will when it returns for season 2.
Due to upcoming film projects, both WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier ended after a single season. It’s possible that Marvel will wait until the first season of Armor Wars is almost over before announcing future seasons of War Machine’s story.
Cheadle also revealed on the podcast that the writer’s room was to open in March/April 2021. And knowing that filming was to begin this year, it’s safe to assume that fans will likely get to view an official first trailer sometime around mid-2022. Consequently, the series may release either towards the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023.