The latest twist in Marvel’s Secret Invasion series has far-reaching implications for the upcoming Armor Wars movie, which centers around Don Cheadle’s War Machine. This article explores how the revelation of a Skrull impersonating Rhodey alters the focus of Armor Wars and provides an opportunity to pay tribute to Tony Stark’s legacy.
What have we learned about Armor Wars thus far?
Armor Wars was initially announced as a Disney+ series but has now been reworked as a theatrical release. The story draws inspiration from the comic book storyline where Tony Stark hunts down villains who misuse his armor technology. With Tony Stark’s absence, War Machine takes on the responsibility of reclaiming Stark tech from the wrong hands. The movie is likely to feature other heroes, potentially including Riri Williams (played by Dominique Thorne), as Stark’s successor.
The Shift in Armor Wars: Secret Invasion's Rhodey Twist Alters the Focus
Rhodey’s character development has progressed from being in Tony Stark’s shadow to becoming an equal in Avengers: Endgame. The original expectation was for Armor Wars to explore Rhodey’s reflection on the destructive power of Stark Industries’ tech. However, the revelation of a Skrull impersonating Rhodey in Secret Invasion alters the course of the story. The whereabouts of the real James Rhodes and the duration of his Skrull replacement become intriguing questions.
Implications of the Skrull Impersonation for Rhodey and Armor Wars
The Skrulls expertise in deception raises the possibility that Rhodey may have been replaced by a Skrull much earlier. Evidence in Secret Invasion suggests that Gravik, the main antagonist, has been playing a long game with his insurgence. Rhodey’s awakening will place him in a world he doesn’t recognize, with his heroic identity exploited by his Skrull impersonator. Armor Wars could focus on Rhodey’s quest to clean up the mess caused by his Skrull self and reclaim the lost technology.
Rhodey's Armor Wars Arc Can Honor Tony Stark's Legacy
Armor Wars mirrors Tony Stark’s journey from narcissism to using his intellect for good. Rhodey, upon discovering the chaos caused by his Skrull impostor, may follow a similar path to honor Stark’s legacy. The movie presents an opportunity for War Machine to become one of the MCU’s most influential heroes, ready to risk his military career for the greater good.
Conclusion: Rhodey's Impact on Armor Wars
The twist in Secret Invasion has transformed the narrative landscape of Armor Wars, making it a pivotal movie in the MCU. By confronting the consequences of a Skrull impersonation, Rhodey’s character arc can evolve, paying homage to Tony Stark’s legacy while highlighting the moral challenges War Machine must face. The future of Armor Wars holds great promise as it explores the emotional core of its characters and expands the MCU in exciting new directions.