'Ironheart': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Disney+ series on Iron Man's successor

Riri Williams is a Black girl genius from inner city Chicago who reverse engineers Iron Man's armor to create her own, as Ironheart


                            'Ironheart': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Disney+ series on Iron Man's successor
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In the wake of 'Avengers: Endgame', the Marvel Cinematic Universe lost the man who started it all, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), the Iron Man. 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' asked the question of who could replace Tony Stark in a post-Endgame universe, and Marvel Studios now have an answer: Riri Williams, Ironheart, who will be introduced in an all-new Disney+ series. Stay tuned to this page for release dates, trailers, casting announcements, news and everything else you need to know about the new Marvel series.

Release date

There is no release date yet for 'Ironheart'. Watch this space for an update.

Plot

'Ironheart' will focus on a young Black girl genius from inner city Chicago who reverse engineers Iron Man's armor to create her own, and takes on his legacy as the armored superhero Ironheart to protect her neighborhood.

Riri Williams was co-created by writer Brian Michael Bendis — the co-creator of Miles Morales — and artist Mike Deodato, first appearing in 'Invincible Iron Man' #7 in 2016. While Iron Man is still very much alive in the comics, Riri Williams enjoys a position as one of the next generation of superheroes, having been a member of G.I.R.L. — a team of girl geniuses — and the Champions, a new teen superhero team.

While the comics see Riri strike out on her own with very little actual training or guidance from Iron Man, the two have still interacted — something that the show's Riri Williams will not have the benefit from, living in a world where Tony Stark has already died.

Cast

Dominique Thorne

Dominique Thorne attends the 'If Beale Street Could Talk' US premiere during the 56th New York Film Festival at The Apollo Theater on October 9, 2018, in New York City (Getty Images)

Dominique Thorne plays Riri Williams, a girl genius who is able to reverse-engineer Tony Stark's armor to make a suit of her own. Thorne made her feature film debut in 2018's 'If Beal Street Could Talk'. She has also stars in 'Judas and the Black Messiah', which releases in 2021.

News

The new series was announced on December 10 during the 2020 Disney Investor's Day, where the series' basic plot and starring actor were also announced.

Trailer

There is no trailer yet for 'Ironheart'. MEAWW will update this space as soon as it's available.

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