Marvel Ironheart is the new upcoming series that has started shooting. This week, the Deadline reported that Good Girls star Manny Montana will be in the main cast of this Disney Plus series starring Dominique Thorne as teen genius Riri Williams, aka Ironheart.
According to Marvel, Ironheart meets with Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor after Iron Man. That logline doesn’t reveal a bunch, but the comic offers plenty of hints about what this series might bring about.
Curious to get more updates on Marvel Ironheart? Here is all we know so far.
What is Marvel Ironheart about?
In this upcoming series of Marvel’s, Riri Williams is a genius teenager who’s offered a scholarship to MIT at just 11 years old. Although she’s a student who steals materials from around campus and uses them to build an Iron Man selfsame suit of armor as she is a big admirer of Tony Stark and decompiles one of his suits.
After MIT accuses Williams of stealing, she quits his studies. While testing out her suit, she apprehends two inmates leaving prison, but her case gets damaged, and she returns home to fix it. That’s when none comprehend other than Tony Stark drops by, giving her his blessing to become a superhero.
Marvel says, when Riri was a student, her best friend and stepdad died in a drive-by shooting. Both literally and figuratively, Riri has been trying to build an armor around herself that bears the name Ironheart.
Who’s directing and in the cast?
Angela Barnes and Sam Bailey will direct this series. Barnes has worked on Atlanta’s upcoming fourth season, which will premiere September 24th on FX Canada, and is preparing for the September 20th release of Ironheart #1.
Bailey directed Brown Girls for YouTube Premium and Dear White People for Netflix. Proximity, Ryan Coogler’s production company, produces this series in part, along with Black Panther and Wakanda Forever. Williams is slated to star in both films and Black Messiah.
In late May, ‘In The Heights’ star Anthony Ramos confirmed via his Instagram post that he too would join the cast of Ironheart.
In early June, Deadline reported Good Girls actor Manny Montana would play a series regular on Ironheart. We still don’t have any information about Montana’s character, nor know what role Ross will play or who her character is yet.
This Is Us star Lyric Ross, and newcomer Harper Anthony have joined the cast. Ross will play Williams’ best friend, and Antony’s role is unknown now.
When will Marvel’s Ironheart premiere?
While the release date for Marvel Ironheart is still unknown, we know we’ll have to wait until Black Panther 2 drops on November 11, 2022, to get any updates.
In Marvel’s Ironheart, Riri Williams has no superhuman abilities, but she is knowledgeable, engineering her tough armor. Eventually, that suit provides her with flight, superhuman strength and the ability to fire the energy blasts from her gloves.
So, it will be exciting to see a new hero taking over the role of Ironman!!!