Armor Wars was initially speculated to be a Disney Plus TV present linked on to the occasions in Secret Invasion. However Marvel determined to show the sequence right into a film, giving Don Cheadle his first huge MCU movie. Conflict-Machine would be the movie’s central character, however Armor Wars may additionally convey again one of many MCU’s finest villains that Marvel largely wasted. Huge spoilers would possibly observe, so don’t proceed if you happen to love MCU surprises.
What’s Armor Wars about?
Marvel producer Nate Moore mentioned not too long ago “there have been some nice concepts that have been popping out for that [Armor Wars] present, however… felt too huge for that present… there are methods then to leverage the concepts of that film and have an effect on different motion pictures down the road.”
Moore defined why Marvel turned the undertaking right into a full-fledged film however didn’t disclose any spoilers. Nor do we all know how the sequence ties to Secret Invasion. However Rhodie will seem within the upcoming Disney Plus, as we already noticed Cheadle’s character within the trailers.
Within the comics, Armor Wars targeted on expertise Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) devised that fell into the palms of criminals. The MCU’s Iron Man is lifeless, however now we have already caught glimpses of his tech. Spider-Man (Tom Holland) was nonetheless utilizing Stark’s Spidey go well with in Far From Dwelling in No Approach Dwelling.
Extra not too long ago, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) had Ant-Man go well with tech in Quantumania, just like what you’d count on from Tony Stark.
If superheroes use a few of Stark’s tech, criminals will surely need a piece of it. Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) is an instance of that in Far From Dwelling.
This brings us to one in every of this week’s huge Marvel rumors that claims an enormous villain is getting back from the lifeless in Armor Wars.
Ultron’s return to the MCU
Marvel felt it needed to kill Ultron (James Spader) in Avengers 2, and the movie’s plot demanded it. There was actually no option to depart any of Ultron’s drones alive on the finish of Age of Ultron. It might have impacted the remainder of the MCU. However Ultron doesn’t want a bodily physique. Some theories mentioned Ultron is perhaps hiding within the MCU, ready to reemerge.
It’s unclear if that’s what’s going to occur in Armor Wars. Possibly some dangerous guys will really steal the code that allowed stark and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to create Ultron. This may very well be how Ultron resurrects, though it’s simply hypothesis.
However the mods of the MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit discovered from trusted sources that James Spader is coming again as Ultron in Armor Wars. We don’t have further particulars about Ultron’s return.
As with all Marvel leak, we will’t affirm that James Spader will reprise his MCU function. However this isn’t the primary time we hear about Ultron returning to the MCU. The distinction is that the brand new rumor supplies an precise title for Ultron’s return.
The identical Reddit publish additionally comprises purported particulars about Marvel’s delay plans for the MCU. These come from unverified sources that declare Armor Wars may launch on Might 2nd, 2025, the present launch date of Kang Dynasty.
That’s once we would possibly see Ultron in a live-action MCU film, assuming the leak is correct.
The character has great potential within the MCU. Simply watch the What If…? TV sequence the place Marvel gave us an alternate variant of Ultron that’s extremely harmful.
Additionally, let’s not neglect that the humanoid physique Ultron wished remains to be roaming round as White Imaginative and prescient (Paul Bettany). The character will get a standalone Imaginative and prescient Quest TV present, which the leak additionally mentions. It’s unclear whether or not White Imaginative and prescient and Ultron will ever meet. However there are many potential routes Marvel can take with James Spader’s character.