Marvel producer Nate Moore explains why Armor Wars became a movie in a recent interview. As you likely already know Armor Wars began life as a Disney+ series, but after some delays, the show was repurposed as a movie script. Speaking with Matthew Belloni, Moore explains why this happened, transcript via Collider.
“I mean in that case, there were some great ideas that were coming out for that show, but that, to be quite honest, felt too big for that show. […] Kind of conceptually, and from… You know, our Disney+ shows are awesome, and we love them, but the budgets are not the same as the features, that’s no secret.”
“And when you’re talking about a show that wants to be about seeing all the cool armors and, you know, Don Cheadle interacting with all these armors and sort of the legacy of Tony Stark, that became kind of cost prohibitive to do as a show. And we realized as a feature, not only can we get into some of the beautiful imagery that is from publishing, and there’s certainly an Armor Wars run, but also there’s ways then to leverage the ideas of that movie and affect other movies down the line.”
Pretty simple as explanations go, the driving factor appears to be budget. There were some great ideas for Armor Wars which would be just too big for a Disney+ show. I actually think that makes a lot of sense. Though, it depends how the story is built, and whether the cool ideas are enough to change the story being told? Plus Cheadle’s Rhodey is already an established Avenger who has been a secondary character in the MCU since Iron Man 2. Perhaps it is time to give him a movie to lead?
As for plots, timelines, etc? Right now we have no idea officially when Armor Wars films or when it will be due for release. I guess you could pick some empty slots from Marvel’s slate, but dates change. Plot wise we don’t know much, but you can glean a few hints from what Moore had to say above. I expect the show to begin production early 2023 and hit screens sometime in 2024, which is very vague, but I’m no insider.
So, Nate Moore explains why Armor Wars became a movie and it’s ultimately a budget call. Ergo, expect some big action when Armor Wars eventually arrives to theatres. As always, let us know what you think about all of this below?