Marvel’s Ironheart, original Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe of originally announced in December 2020, and the series has been in development ever since, with not much additional info provided. The only thing that’s known so far is that Dominique Thorne is set to star in the titular role. And now, Lyric Ross also joined the upcoming series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Marvel Studios is planning to introduce the new generation of heroes in Marvel Cinematic Universe following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Sam Wilson has already continued the path of Captain America that Steve Rogers started back in Phase 1. A similar thing happened with Kate Bishop, who was introduced as Hawkeye’s successor, and the titular hero of the upcoming She-Hulk show will also presumably continue the path of the original Hulk.
But what about Iron Man? Who is his successor? Well, most fans would say that it’s Spider-Man, and that is true, in a way, especially after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Still, after Spider-Man: No Way Home caused the MCU’s world to forget who Peter Parker is, which turned Spider-Man into more of an independent hero.
Disney and Marvel Studios announced the Ironheart series in December 2020, with Dominique Thorne set to play Riri Williams, a young inventor who managed to create the most advanced mechanical suit since Tony Stark’s era. The character was created by in 2016 in 2016 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato. Anthony Ramos also joined the series in an undisclosed role, and Lyric Ross, who is best known for the role of Deja Pearson in NBC’s series This Is Us, now also joined the cast in an undisclosed role.
Dominique Thornewill will reportedly make her debut as Riri Williams in the upcoming movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to be released on November 11, 2022. Not much is known about the Ironheart series so far, not even a release window, so stay tuned.