June 21, 2023 – July 26, 2023
IN VISUAL ARTS
WHAT IS SECRET INVASION?
In 2023, Secret Invasion ran with excitement and fan celebration. As the 22nd television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series ran for six episodes and has been released on Disney+. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an aggregate score of 54 percent.
According to a popular fan theory, the James Rhodes Skrull reveal alters Rhodey’s mission and Tony Stark’s legacy in “Armor Wars.” At the same time, we think the sequel to Captain Marvel alters his potential mission with the Avengers.
Let’s list reasons why the Skrull reveal may be problematic for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A BAD REVEAL
In episode 4, we learn that the Skrull named Raava has been impersonating Colonel Rhodes since the end of Captain America: Civil War (2016). In fact, a small faction of Skrulls has invaded Earth in order to manipulate world powers into World War III. Though the Skrull's mission is manipulative and covert, we think it is a bad reveal tarnishing Rhodey's legacy who must now clear his name though fears may still continue that he is a Skrull.
Initially, Armor Wars was set for a Disney+ release as a series. This year, it was revealed that it will be a theatrical release. With the changes also come the changes from the initial plot: After the death of Tony Stark, War Machine must retrieve stolen Stark technology across the world. With the reveal, Rhodey may have lost his credibility in the military and must now clear his name with his mission.
RHODEY MIGHT NOT JOIN THE POTENTIAL NEW AVENGERS
During Captain America: Civil War, Rhodey sided with Iron Man and was a S.H.I.E.L.D agent. However, the world post-Civil War has radically changed. There has been the Thanos Snap, Endgame, the Multiverse War has begun and the Skrulls' Secret Invasion. Though War Machine sided with the Registration, he may have additional reasons to not join the Avengers because of a near decade of absence from military leadership and superheroing. Also, he may continue to distrust the Avengers after Civil War.
According to Wiki of Nerds, Tony Stark's legacy is at stake. In our fan theory, Rhodey must honor Tony Stark's sacrifice in Endgame and save his technology from falling into the wrong hands. In addition, he may enter into conflict with Iron Heart.