It seems as though Iron Man’s legacy continues to ripple through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new rumor suggests Sam Rockwell is in talks to return as Justin Hammer in the upcoming Armor Wars film.
Sam Rockwell’s Justin Hammer is one of the most underrated villains in the MCU, having only recently gained the recognition he deserved following fans’ middling sentiments about Iron Man 2. It seems the Hammer may be coming down once more, as Hollywood insider DanielRPK suggests the actor is in talks to reprise his role in Armor Wars following his recent return in What If…? season 2.
It’s unclear exactly what role Sam Rockwell will play in Armor Wars if he does agree to come back, as it may seem unoriginal to have him be Rhodey’s villain once more. Though given Justin Hammer’s last words were calls for revenge, and he was the one to modify an Iron Man suit into the iconic War Machine armor, it’s likely any return he’ll have in the MCU will be far from passive.
War Machine Takes Flight
An official press release from Marvel Studios following Disney’s D23 Expo has confirmed that Don Cheadle’s Rhodey will be donning some new suits as War Machine when Armor Wars arrives in theaters. According to the release: “Rhodey fans will see the character in a whole new light, and considering the title of the series, audiences can look forward to all-new suits for the hero, featuring different types of armor.
Throughout his time in the MCU, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark created a vast array of Iron Man suits for himself. Rhodey has been seen in a few different variations of his War Machine armor as well, though it sounds like fans will get to see more takes on Rhodey’s crimefighting gear in Armor Wars.
It’s likely Don Cheadle’s Rhodey won’t be the only character suiting up either. The film’s official description teases Armor Wars will feature Tony Stark’s technology falling into the wrong hands, as in the comics that inspired the series, so fans should expect to see Rhodey going up against some armored adversaries.
There is currently no release date slated for the film. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Armor Wars series, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.