iron heart added a champion to its cast, featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Shea Coulee join the series. Her role is currently in the works, by deadline. Dominique Thorne (Judas and the Black Messiah) leads the cast of Marvel’s Disney+ series as Riri Williams/Ironheart, after her first appearance as the character in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever later this year.
Coulée won the All Stars 5 season of the competition series, in addition to being a finalist in two other seasons. Her success has allowed her to explore other avenues in podcasting, fashion and acting. She also has her own brand of beer (appropriately called Shea Coul-Ale) and craft soap known as The $100,000 Bar. Coulée appeared as herself in the fashion special Savage X Fenty Showwhich Rihanna produced.
In addition to Coulée and Thorne, the series also shines Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Manny Montana (good girls), and Harper Anthony. Like Coulée, all four of these actors also have mysterious roles in the project. The only known role besides Thorne is of: Lyric Ross (This is us), who will play Williams’ best friend. Chinaka Hodge (snow piercer) is the showrunner of the series, which was confirmed to be part of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. iron heart is being tapped for release in late 2023 on Disney+.
Williams made her Marvel Comics debut in a cameo appearance in a May 2016 issue of Invincible Iron Man, before making her full-fledged debut in July 2016. She is a 15-year-old super genius who earns a scholarship to attend MIT. In the end, she creates an Iron Man suit all by herself, earning the respect and support of Tony Stark himself. author Michael Brian Bendis and artist Mike Deodato created the character. Her MCU origins are expected to be similar, with Williams next door Black Panther‘s Shuri (Letitia Wright) in the Wakanda forever trailer.
iron heart was one of several projects discussed further two weeks ago during Marvel’s Hall H presentation at Comic Con. The series was announced in December 2020, along with other Marvel projects such as armor wars and Secret Invasion. Phase 5 starts with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaand ends with Lightning strikesthat’s marvel’s answer to dcs suicide squad. Aside from those two movies, Phase 5 will feature other shows in Echo (starring hawkeye‘s Alaqua Cox) and Agatha: Coven of Chaoswho will see the return of WandaVision‘s Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness.
iron heart will premiere on Disney+ in late 2023. Her official debut is in Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverwhich hits theaters on November 11. Watch the trailer below: