The casting is well underway for the upcoming Ironheart Disney+ series, as The Hollywood Reporter has just reported that Lyric Ross, who has made a name for herself in the NBC series This is Us, has joined the project starring Dominique Throne as Riri Williams. The actress will join as Williams’ best friend but no further details were offered on her role.
Snowpiercers’ staff writer Chinaka Hodge took on the role of head writer for the project, which is eyeing a June production start. Not much is known about the series outside of it following some elements from her comic origin as a genius teenage inventor who ends up creating a new Iron Man suit in her MIT dorm. The character is quite a new addition to Marvel Comics, as she was first introduced by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato in 2016.
Riri Williams will make an appearance ahead of her show’s debut, as she’s set to have a role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It is unsure just how much of that story might help set up the series and if it might even mean some characters might reappear there. Anthony Ramos recently joined the project in a role that might have bigger implications for the franchise moving forward. THR does hint that he could be playing the show’s villain. So, we’ll see what exactly Ironheart has in store for us.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter