Comedian, actor, and screenwriter Yassir Lester (Making History, The Carmichael Show, Girls) will serve as the head writer for Disney+’s Armor Wars, featuring the return of the MCU’s Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project will serve as a reunion for Lester and Cheadle after working together on Showtime’s comedy series Black Monday.
The series was previously described as a “classic Marvel story about Tony Stark’s worst fear coming true: what happens when his tech falls into the wrong hands?”
In June, Disney CEO Bob Chapek promised that Armor Wars “will probably scratch the itch that our fans have for more Iron Man.”
Originally written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton and running for seven issues from December 1987 to June 1988, the Marvel Comics story centered on inventive genius Tony Stark as he discovers that the same top-secret tech he used to create the Iron Man armor is now in the hands of several deadly super-villains and is wracked with guilt over the evil they’ve done utilizing the suit. In the face of objections from his government, friends, colleagues, and fellow superheroes, Stark swears to use the power of Iron Man to bring the evil to an end and take back what’s his.
Armor Wars is produced by Marvel Studios.