Marvel Hires ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Writer for MCU’s ‘Armor Wars’ Disney+ Show

Armor Wars has had an interesting trajectory ever since its announcement in 2020. While all of the other announced Marvel Studios projects made progress towards becoming a reality, Don Cheadle’s first solo project remained suspiciously quiet. In fact, when it wasn’t even mentioned at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, many thought the Iron Man spin-off might have actually been stealth canceled.
Eventually, the showrunner himself took to social media to set fans at ease, confirming that the show was still happening — a confirmation bolstered at D23 by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself. Now, as reported by The Direct, it seems the ball is still very much rolling for the project, as it’s recruited three additional writers—one of which is a Star Wars veteran.
According to the Writer’s Guild of America, Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Armor Wars has added four additional writers to the staff. Rayna McClendon (Obi-Wan KenobiWillowThe Walking Dead: World Beyond), Lekethia Dalcoe (WoolTwo Sentence Horror Stories), Garrick Bernard (Solar Opposites), and Emma Fletcher (TrinketsParks and Recreation) are the lucky four to hop aboard the anticipated series. They will all be joining head writer Yassir Lester on the project.
The four have some solid previous experience on their resumes, with McClendon having worked as a writer and consulting producer on the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series. While it is encouraging to see further development on Armor Wars, McClendon’s experience on Obi-Wan Kenobi may not necessarily encourage some fans that were lukewarm on that series. It currently holds a 64% audience score at Rotten Tomatoes, indicating that at least one out of 3 Star Wars fans found it worthwhile. 

Hopefully Armor Wars will get a better response.

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Meghan Murphy

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