One of Marvel Studios’ most under-the-radar new projects has finally begun adding to it’s cast, and it’s starting off with a strong addition. Deadline is reporting that Anthony Ramos, frequent Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborator and star of both In the Heights and Hamilton, has joined the cast of Ironheart in an undisclosed role. Sources claim the part will be reminiscent of Jonathan Majors‘ participation in Loki, with an appearance in a Disney+ series setting Ramos up for an even larger role in the MCU’s future. Whoever his character may end up being, it will only add to the actor’s promising future in the industry. Once a supporting player in A Star is Born, the performer has also been tapped as a lead in the next Transformers film.
Ramos joins a cast that so far only includes Dominique Thorne in the titular role. First officially announced at Disney’s 2020 Investor’s Day presentation, the live-action show will follow the life of a genius, teenage MIT student Riri Williams as she invents her own high-tech suit of armor and follows in Tony Stark’s footsteps. It’s unknown when the character’s solo series will hit the small screen, but fans won’t have to wait too long for her to make a grand debut in the MCU. Reports indicate that Williams will make her first appearance in November when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters. Musician and poet Chinaka Hodge has been tapped to serve as the head writer for Ironheart, which will likely drop sometime after Disney+ premieres Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel.