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Everything We Know About Marvel’s IRONHEART Disney+ Series

Marvel’s live-action universe continues to expand in its fourth phase with this year’s slate of TV and film offerings. In 2020, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced that Riri Williams aka Ironheart would spring to life from comic pages in her own original series starring Dominique Thorne. Ironheart will hit Disney+ sometime in 2022 and, while details about the series are scarce at this time, Riri Williams’ comic history will provide its foundation. Additionally, Riri “Ironheart” Williams will make her live-action debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, an appearance that might possibly intertwine her (and Shuri’s) story with Spider-Man characters Ned and MJ

In the meantime, keep an eye on this space as we update you with everything you need to know about Ironheart

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The series title is Marvel Studios’ Ironheart

Ironheart Plot

Ironheart will focus on Riri Williams, a brilliant Black girl inventor who creates a high-tech metal suit like Iron Man’s. Right now, there are no solid details about the show. However, in her initial comic run, Williams was a 15 year old hailing from Chicago who scores an MIT engineering scholarship.

She eventually finds herself caught up in this universe’s superhero shenanigans after she uses some materials she swiped from campus to make her own iron suit. There will already be an established relationship with Shuri from the Black Panther sequel. It’s pretty likely that this character will show up in Ironheart in some capacity. 

Behind the Scenes 

Playwright, poet, and Snowpiercer writer Chinaka Hodge will lead the show’s writing team as a head writer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ironheart will start filming in June 2022. Considering Ironheart will have her first appearance in November 2022, this means the series will likely hit streaming in late November or sometime in December. We are looking forward to seeing Thorne suit up. 

Additionally, Ironheart has now set its directors. According to Deadline, Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes will direct the series. In addition, Proximity, Ryan Coogler’s production company, will serve as one of the show’s producers.

Ironheart cast

Dominique Thorne will take on the leading role of Riri “Ironheart” Williams in the MCU. She will be joined by Anthony Ramos of Hamilton and In the Heights fame, whose role is currently under wraps. This Is Us mainstay Lyric Ross will portray Riri’s best friend. In the comics, Riri’s BFF Natalie died way before she became an iron hero but lived on through N.A.T.A.L.I.E. This AI program takes her friend’s form and they work together much like Stark and J.A.R.V.I.S. did. It remains to be seen if this friend will be alive, appear in flashbacks, or operate as AI in the series. Or, perhaps it is not Natalie at all but rather a new character. 

Release Date

The Disney+ series will release sometime in 2022. 

Originally published on March 1, 2022. 

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