Alden Ehrenreich is heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Per Deadline, the actor has joined the cast of Ironheart, which is currently in production in Atlanta. Details surrounding who Ehrenreich might play are currently unknown.
Ironheart follows Riri Williams, played by Dominique Thorne, a genius college student who goes on to be the first to develop a suit of armor as advanced as Tony Stark. Thorne will make her debut as Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters later this year.
Ehrenreich joins a cast that includes Thorne, Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), Manny Montana (Good Girls), and Harper Anthony. Rumors have suggested that Ramos is playing The Hood, which could mean that Ehrenreich is playing Obadiah Stane’s heir, Zeke Stane, who is expected to appear in the series, too.
Chinaka Hodge serves as the head writer on the Disney+ series, while Sam Bailey (Brown Girl) and Angela Barnes (One Day at a Time) are on board to direct episodes of the show. Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler is on board as a producer as part of his overall deal with Disney.
While a release date has not yet been announced for Ironheart, it is thought the series will hit the streaming service sometime next year.