Lead writer for Disney+’s MARVEL: ARMOR WARS chosen.

Buried lede: they’re doing ARMOR WARS for the MCU. Well, buried for me:

The “Armor Wars” series at Disney Plus has tapped Yassir Lester to serve as head writer, Variety has confirmed with sources.

Don Cheadle will star in the series, reprising the role of James “Rhodey” Rhodes, a.k.a. War Machine. The series is based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name. In the series, Rhodes must face what happens when Tony Stark’s tech falls into the wrong hands.

Personally, I’m in favor of giving Don Cheadle enough walking-around money to let him do whatever projects later he feels like doing, and goodness knows pretending to look at HUDs is easy work. But: wow, it really is true that every problem in the MCU is eventually Tony Stark’s fault, huh? Oh, well, as long as there’s lot of battlesuit combat.

One thought on “Lead writer for Disney+’s MARVEL: ARMOR WARS chosen.”

  1. Now, now.
    There’s also Reed Richards.
    And aliens.
    And demons.
    And gamma radiation.
    And Nazis…

    But Tony is The Atoner (it’s practically right there in his name). Worse, he’s the Death Seeker variant. And this is laid out in his origin story.
    If he ever make peace with the things he’s done, Iron Man retires, and Marvel loses its dynamo. (Superheroes are generally reactive by nature. For the most part, they don’t even drive their own stories. There has to be a force pulling them along. And for Marvel, that’s generally Tony.)
    But Tony must make peace with things, or his story gets bloody boring, really bloody quickly.
    So there Must Be a constant supply of new things for him to feel guilty about.
    But since he’s driving events, and every action he undertakes has unforeseen consequences, this problem easily spins up to become a perpetual motion machine.
    Poor bleepard.

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