Don Cheadle Says Iron Man’s Death In ‘Endgame’ Will Play A Role In ‘Armor Wars’


As the Disney+ corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, so do the variety of stories that Marvel can tell. WandaVision is the primary example of this creative expansion, as the sitcom-influenced series is perhaps the most experimental MCU project to date.

Whether or not that trend continues is yet to be seen. What we do know is that, based on the sheer volume of MCU series on Disney+, there will be a variety of content for fans to enjoy, including the Don Cheadle-starring Armor Wars, which was announced at Disney’s Investor Day in December.

While Armor Wars — which is based on the iconic 1980’s Iron Man arc — has no official release date at this time, Cheadle revealed in an exclusive interview with BroBible’s Post Credit Podcast that he’s “pretty sure” the death of Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame will play a role the series, which begins the writing process next month.

“The death of Tony Stark, I’m pretty sure, will play a role in the series,” Cheadle told BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast.

“Where we’ve been sort of progressing Rhodey—even in the last film where he’s now up again and he’s now walking again and he’s now mobile again—so as the technology continues to develop and we keep making innovations in the suit and what happens, I imagine there’s gonna be another elevation and another way that we’re going to keep digging into that part of Rhodey.

“But really, figuring out a way to bridge what’s happening in the comic books with what’s happening on screen in the MCU and how we’re going to make those worlds work, that’s really exciting.”

In addition to the tidbit about Armor Wars, Cheadle also told BroBible that Rhodey, who’s now the longest-tenured character in the MCU, will be appearing in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which hits Disney+ on March 19.

“It’s really a fun and interesting and, by all imagination, completely open-ended — this can go anywhere. It’s great, I can’t wait to get in the room with the writers and figure out how all those things [connecting Armor Wars to the MCU] happen,” Cheadle told us.

“You know, Rhodey shows up in Winter Soldier and Falcon’s show. So, it can be a lot.”

Our full interview with Mr. Cheadle on the Post-Credit Podcast will be releasing later this week, so make sure to subscribe and check that out when it drops.

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