A new casting announcement has arrived for Marvel Studios’ latest Disney+ series Ironheart. According to Deadline, RuPaul Drag Race winner Shea Couleé has joined the production in a secret role. The production is spearheaded by head writer Chinaka Hodge and has been in some form of development since its initial announcement back in December of 2020. There is no word what character they might be playing but the series’ cast has been growing as production began recently.
We still don’t know what to expect from the Disney+ series, especially as the character will appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Dominique Thorne will take on the mantle of Riri Williams and will likely get her first armor in the upcoming film as teased by various merchandise. Though, it’s unclear if the show will continue her storyline from that film or act more as a smaller side story. Still, it’s the first new character to get introduced in a Marvel film only to spin off into her own project.
So, it’s going to be interesting to see where they take this character. Especially how the Multiverse Saga might tie to her character, as with many Young Avenger popping up, she may seemingly take the spot once held by Iron Lad. Perhaps there’s something they are building up in the future that could connect with Kang the Conqueror in some interesting way.