Marvel Studios’ Armor Wars Production Hints at Major Hulk Connection

The MCU is quickly moving ahead toward some exciting releases. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will arrive before the end of the year, and fans have exciting new set images from Ironheart and Echo to keep up with as well. But there’s one series that remains firmly under the radar long after its initial announcement: Don Cheadle’s Armor Wars.

First announced to be in development at Disney Investor’s Day 2020, Armor Wars was described as a series that shows “Tony Stark’s worst fears coming true” as his tech falls into the wrong hands. Reports have teased how it will have heavy ties to 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, setting up an intense story for Cheadle in what will be his first leading effort in an MCU outing.

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Armor Wars Comes with Hulk Ties

Lizzie Hill of The Cosmic Circus revealed that Marvel Studios’ Armor Wars has had set up a production company called Acid Pop Productions, LLC. Not only does this mean that the show is one step closer to starting filming, but it also potentially ties back to the MCU’s second theatrical release, The Incredible Hulk.

Although Don Cheadle replaced Terrance Howard as James Rhodes after Iron Man, he’s still been around longer than nearly MCU actor to date with his continuing role in the Multiverse Saga. It seems only fitting that the production company for his first solo series also has potential ties back to one of the only MCU movies that arrived before his tenure started.

As for why that production company name was picked, Marvel has a history of using unique distinctions for the MCU’s various titles always in development. Whether Armor Wars actually ties back to The Incredible Hulk will be difficult to tell until more story details become available, but with Cheadle’s extended tenure and the Hulk coming back into prominence in the MCU, the possibility is there.

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Perhaps some of Bruce’s gamma-irradiated blood has managed to cause a whole host of Hulk-related issues around the world in addition to the stolen Stark tech, only surfacing now for Rhodey to mop up the mess.

Even more exciting is that a filming start seems imminent for this Disney+ series, which has been shrouded in more mystery than nearly all of its theatrical and streaming counterparts. It is currently the only project announced at Disney Investor’s Day 2020 that still doesn’t have a release date, but with this update, that update could come sooner rather than later.

Don Cheadle’s next MCU appearance will come in Secret Invasion, coming to Disney+ in Spring 2023.

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