Marvel’s Phase 5 has been in the works with numerous movies and series slated to release and take the Multiversal world ahead. However, due to numerous reasons including the actor’s strike, the projects have been delayed further. Ironheart, the series that would take Tony Stark’s protege Riri Williams’ story ahead, has also been delayed. Initially bound for release in 2023, the series got pushed to 2024 and has now been delayed even more.
‘IRONHEART’ is officially confirmed to not release in 2024. pic.twitter.com/uDTXbUPzkg
— Cosmic Marvel (@cosmic_marvel) December 4, 2023
Ironheart Release Date and Plot
First introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Williams is set to succeed Iron Man in the MCU with her tech-gizmo suit and advanced knowledge of technology. The standalone spin-off starring the protégé of Iron Man is highly anticipated by fans. The character will be positioned in the grand scheme of things for the broader Phase 6 confrontation after the conclusion of the Phase 5 series.
Dominique Thorne, who made her acting debut in Wakanda Forever, is known to be part of the titular cast, however many other details have not been divulged to the press. According to the comic book plot, Riri, created by Brian Michael Bendis, is a young genius who was officially sponsored by Tony Stark.
Written by Chinaka Hodge, the show will dive into Riri’s life and the events that will lead her to meet the Avengers and the rest of the superheroes. The series will have The Hood, aka Parker Robbins as the main villain who will be portrayed by Anthony Ramos. Fans have gotten a glimpse into the character’s powers and abilities that will only grow from there. However, to see the young superhero in action, fans will have to wait as we don’t have a release date for the show yet.
RDJ Will Not Return As Tony Stark
Avengers: Endgame gave a pretty decent end to Tony Stark’s Iron Man. All his life, he was known as a playboy and a selfish man, but in the end, in the moment it mattered, he sacrificed his life for the greater good without even thinking twice. Kevin Feige and other creators at Marvel want Iron Man’s story to end there and not be disturbed further. In a conversation with Variety, he said,
“We are going to keep that moment and not touch that moment again. We all worked very hard for many years to get to that, and we would never want to magically undo it in any way. We used to joke and say that Robert was the head of the acting department because everybody there looked up to him. He took them all under his wing but not in a subservient sense. He just became their cheerleader.”
Robert Downey Jr‘s Tony Stark has been a pillar on whom the entire MCU stood. Passing the baton on to the younger generation of heroes is a difficult task and that’s why Marvel has been taking its time to perfect the storyline and bring the most out of the next phase.