Marvel lately revealed a slew of recent initiatives throughout Disney’s investor day presentation. Amongst them was an Armor Wars collection that can air on Disney+. The present shall be headed up by Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes, aka Conflict Machine. Whereas no different characters have been confirmed for the present simply but, the character of the supply materials might trace on the return of one other main Marvel Cinematic Universe villain who has been sitting on the sidelines for a decade; Justin Hammer.
Sam Rockwell portrayed Justin Hammer in 2010’s Iron Man 2. He was one of many major antagonists, alongside Mickey Rourke’s Ivan Vanko. Hammer was the pinnacle of Hammer Industries, a rival weapons producer who was in fierce competitors with Tony Stark. Hammer in the end partnered with Vanko, which ended poorly. Hammer was busted and, final we noticed, was being arrested. He has but to be seen, and even talked about, in an MCU film since. Although he did seem briefly within the one-shot, All Hail the King, as an inmate. However that appears poised to vary with the announcement of this specific mission. That’s, assuming the supply materials is customized considerably faithfully.
For these unfamiliar, Armor Wars was initially revealed by Marvel Comics between 1987 and 1988. Happening in the primary Iron Man title on the time, the story was written by Bob Layton and David Micheline, with artwork from Mark D. Shiny and Barry Windsor-Smith. In it, Tony Stark discovers that somebody has been stealing his Iron Man tech and promoting it to supervillains and he should put an finish to it. Because it simply so occurs, Justin Hammer is the person behind these gross sales.
With that in thoughts, the door appears huge open for Justin Hammer’s return. Iron Man 2 shouldn’t be broadly thought of to be one of many higher entries within the MCU however Sam Rockwell’s character is commonly cited as a significant brilliant spot. There may be additionally sufficient of a time soar between his arrest and the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, roughly 13 years, that might make it simple to consider that he has change into a free man as soon as once more. Not solely that however Rockwell stated throughout a Reddit AMA that he can be “completely happy” to return to the position, ought to he be requested. So getting him to signal on the dotted line possible would not be a difficulty.
For the second, it stays unclear how far alongside within the improvement course of the present is. No director and/or author has been revealed. There may be additionally no phrase on a launch date. It was one in all a number of new Disney+ initiatives revealed in the course of the presentation, with Marvel additionally engaged on a Secret Invasion collection, in addition to an Ironheart adaptation. They be a part of the rising record of live-action exhibits that already contains WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. We’ll remember to hold you posted as additional particulars are made accessible. The Armor Wars information was beforehand shared by Marvel.com.