We all know that a good cast can make or break a series, but what about the team behind the scenes? Just as important as the people we see on the big screen are the people involved in the writing, editing, directing, and all the other crucial steps. This is especially true when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Writers have thousands of source pages, dozens of films and shows that came before it, and the future of the franchise to consider when writing what will happen in front of us. Yassir Lester is the last brave soul to hold a Marvel editor-in-chief, joining the Armor Wars team.
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Armor wars To Yassir Lester as lead writer for the Marvel series
Armor wars will follow a character who has been quite underused in the MCU thus far. War Machine, played by Don Cheadle, has been around since some of the early films. James Rhodes, often known as Rhodey, was a powerful ally of Tony Stark, eventually becoming an Avenger himself. With a great costume and sufficient experience in the Air Force, he’s someone who has long deserved their own movie or series.
War Machine almost had its own movie back then Iron man 3 was under construction. Joe Robert Cole, the writer behind Black Panther, was even asked to write the script. But the phases ended up moving in a different direction, and we had to wait almost a decade for new content.
The new series will focus on what can happen when technology falls into the wrong hands. We’ve seen similar themes in other MCU movies, including Spider-Man: Homecoming, but it’s a concept with a lot of potential to explain the politics behind the Avengers. Don Cheadle has already been confirmed to reprise his role as War Machine. Rumors of Sam Rockwell’s Justin Hammer have also been circulating, but they remain unconfirmed.
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Every good series needs a great writer
Yassir Lester will write the series. He is best known for his work on Black monday, which also starred Cheadle. However, he’s also beloved for his stand-up comedy, which makes us wonder how comedic the Disney + series will be. It’ll be good to see more humor in MCU projects on the small screen, especially after some emotional big hitters like WandaVision.
There hasn’t been a lot of information released on the Marvel series. Armor wars however, we are therefore quite happy to learn of the existence of its new editor-in-chief! You’ll need to stay tuned here at Comic Years to make sure you don’t miss out on any casting news or additions to the behind-the-scenes crew.
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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie buff who has a mile-long “must watch” … and who grows up. When not talking about the latest movie and TV news, she writes one of her many ongoing novels, shouting movie trivia to anyone who wants to listen to her and works as a mental health professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.