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Disney+ Armor Wars series starring Don Cheadle will now be a movie

Disney+ shifts Armor Wars format from television show to movie

Don Cheadle as War Machine in Iron Man 3 Poster
Image credit: Marvel Studios

Remember that Armor Wars show starring Don Cheadle that was being made for Disney+? Well, it's still apparently in the works, but it's no longer going to be a television show but a movie, The Hollywood Reporter explains. According to THR, "Sources say the studio was committed in getting the story told the right way and in that process realized that a feature was better suited for the project."

The feature film will retain its star, Cheadle, and its writer Yassir Lester (Girls), though there has yet to be an announcement of a director for the show iteration of the project or for the new feature film form. While the show was meant to begin production in 2023, we can assume there will probably be a delay as the project pivots in its goals and format. There has been no announcement on whether or not the movie will be released in theaters or directly onto Disney+. If it is released on Disney+, it will be the first live action Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to make a small screen debut (unless you count the upcoming Werewolf by Night 'special').

This announcement is following the recent appearance of Don Cheadle at D23 Expo earlier this month where he and Kevin Feige presented the new logo for what was then called a series, though there was not much else shared about the project at that time.


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