Marvel's Armor Wars Series Lands Comedian Yassir Lester Penned As Head Writer

Marvel announces Yassir Lester as head writer for Armor Wars starring Don Cheadle.


Marvel's upcoming Armor Wars series has landed comedian Yassir Lester as head writer, which was reported by Deadline. Lester has writing credits for Adult Swim’s animated Black Dynamite series, Duncanville as well as acting credits on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Black-Ish.

Armor Wars was initially announced during an investor's presentation in December 2020. The limited series will star Don Cheadle, who will reprise his role as James Rhodes, also known as Warmachine, in a plot where Tony Stark's technology falls into the wrong hands. Despite Armor Wars having yet to find its director, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will continue to be the producer of the series which is reportedly still in early stages of development.

Lester and Cheadle are not strangers. Armor Wars will be the second time the pair have worked together following their previous work on the Showtime series Black Monday.

Although Lester's background is primarily in comedy writing, his pitch for Armor Wars excited both Cheadle and Marvel execs about the direction Lester would take the show, according to Deadline.

Armor Wars is yet another Marvel Disney+ live-action show, alongside current hits like Wandavision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, and upcoming projects like Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel.

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