Marvel’s Ironheart series will begin its first schedule of filming in Chicago by the end of March. Ironheart stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man. along with Thorne, Lyric Ross, and Anthony Ramos has joined Ironheart
Riri Williams is a brilliant teenage inventor who, in the comics, builds her own version of the Iron Man suit in an MIT dorm. Williams debuted in 2016’s Invincible Iron Man No. 7 and was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato. Riri debuted in 2016’s Invincible Iron Man No. 7 and was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato, and builds her own version of the Iron Man suit in an MIT dorm.
Ironheart was originally announced as part of a Disney Investor Day Presentation in December 2020. The series head writer Chinaka Hodge (Snowpiercer).
Dominique Thorne will take on the leading role of Riri “Ironheart” Williams in the MCU. She will be joined by Anthony Ramos of Hamilton and In the Heights fame, whose role is currently under wraps. This Is Us mainstay Lyric Ross will portray Riri’s best friend. In the comics, Riri’s BFF Natalie died way before she became an iron hero but lived on through N.A.T.A.L.I.E. This AI program takes her friend’s form and they work together much as Stark and J.A.R.V.I.S. did. It remains to be seen if this friend will be alive, appear in flashbacks, or operate as AI in the series. Or, perhaps it is not Natalie at all but rather a new character.
Marvel’s Ironheart series will release sometime in 2022.