Will Marvel’s Armaments Wars carry Justin Hammer again to the MCU?
Marvel recently unveiled a number of new projects during the Disney Investor Day presentation. Among them was one Arms wars Series that airs on Disney +. The show is directed by Don Cheadles James Rhodes, aka War Machine. While no other characters have been confirmed for the show yet, the nature of the source material could point to the return of another major villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe who has sat on the sidelines for a decade. Justin Hammer.
Sam Rockwell portrayed Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2 from 2010. He was one of the main antagonists alongside Mickey Rourke’s Ivan Vanko. Hammer was the head of Hammer Industries, a rival weapons manufacturer that faced stiff competition from Tony Stark. Hammer eventually entered into a partnership with Vanko that ended badly. Hammer was blown up and, as we last saw, arrested. Since then, he has yet to be seen or even mentioned in an MCU movie. Although he briefly appeared as an inmate in the one-shot All Hail the King. However, with the announcement of this particular project, that seems to be changing. That is, provided that the source material has been adapted somewhat true to the original.
For strangers, Armor Wars was originally released by Marvel Comics between 1987 and 1988 Ironman Title at the time was the story written by Bob Layton and David Micheline with art by Mark D. Bright and Barry Windsor-Smith. In it, Tony Stark discovers that someone stole his Iron Man technology and sold it to villains, and he has to put an end to it. Justin Hammer is the man behind these sales.
With that in mind, the door seems wide open for Justin Hammer’s return. Iron Man 2 isn’t widely viewed as one of the better entries in the MCU, but Sam Rockwell’s character is often cited as a major bright spot. There are also enough time leaps between his arrest and the events of Avengers: Endgame, roughly 13 years old, that it might be easy to believe that he has become a free man again. Not only that, but Rockwell said during a Reddit AMA that he would be “happy” to get back in the role if asked. So it probably wouldn’t be a problem to get him to sign on the dotted line.
At the moment it remains unclear how far the show has progressed in the development process. No director and / or writer was announced. There is also no word on a release date. It was one of several new Disney + projects that were revealed during the presentation. Marvel also worked on a Secret Invasion series as well as an Ironheart adaptation. They join the growing list of live action shows that already include WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. We will keep you updated as more details become available. The Armor Wars news was previously shared by Marvel.com.
Topics: Armaments Wars, Disney Plus, Streaming, Iron Man 2, Iron Man
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