Premiere: TBD 2023
In 2023, Marvel Studios Ironheart will stream on Disney Plus and tell the story of genius inventor Riri Williams. Williams will be played by Dominique Thorne and it is expected her story will spin out of one of Marvel Studios’ feature films and also likely tie into another Disney Plus series, Armor Wars.
In late April 2021 THR confirmed that Chinaka Hodge would be joining the Ironheart production as its head writer, with the writers’ room for the show set to begin working the following month. It was also reported that the show would have six episodes, with a still undisclosed expected runtime.
With news that the series would start production around April 2022, Marvel could be eyeing an early 2023 release date.
A trade report in early February 2022 announced that Anthony Ramos, of Hamilton and In The Heights fame, would be making his MCU debut in Ironheart. Soon after Lyric Ross was added to the cast, as was Harper Anthony, both in undisclosed roles. Directors Sam Beiley and Angela Barnes became attached to the series in April 2022 with Manny Montana (Good Girls) joining the cast as a series regular in June.
The series would reportedly start filming in the Chicago area in June 2022, something somewhat confirmed with the release of on-set photos in July.
Alden Ehrenreich (Solo) was announced as being part of the cast in July 2022, with Shea Couleé soon following. Both are playing unknown roles in the series. Despite several leaks, it wasn’t until September 2022, at D23, that there was official confirmation that Ramos would be playing Parker Robbins AKA The Hood.
Regan Aliyah, who joined the cast at the end of August, was rumored to be playing Zelma Stanton, something that would certainly play into the magical approach that the project seems to be getting. Another character that seems to be making its MCU debut, following years of speculation as to in what project it would turn up first, is none other than Mephisto. Sacha Baron Cohen is bringing the extra-dimensional Demon to life, in what should be a multi-year, multi-project type of role for the brithis actor. A few days later it would be Paul Calderón‘s and Cree Summer‘s turn to be confirmed as part of the cast for the Disney+ series.
- Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams / Ironheart
- Anthony Ramos as Parker Robbins / The Hood
- Saha Baron Cohen as Mephisto
- Alden Ehrenreich in an unknown role
- Lyric Ross as Natalie Washington
- Regan Aliyah in an unknown role
- Harper Anthony in an unknown role
- Shea Couleé in an unknown role
- Paul Calderón an unknown role