The production of Marvel Studios and Disney+’s upcoming Ironheart series has begun much sooner than we had expected.

Twitter user Filming in Chicago (@filming_chicago) has confirmed the work on the forthcoming MCU series, starring Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams aka Ironheart (Judas and the Black Messiah) began this past weekend in Chicago.

The Production On Ironheart Has Begun

Riri Williams
Dominique Thorne as the titular Marvel hero, Riri Williams

It was earlier reported by Screen Magazine that the production on Ironheart would not begin until June, but it looks like the production team had worked over the past weekend on “either test shots or B roll/plate shots.”

The Series Was Officially Announced In 2020

Disney+'s Ironheart
Disney+’s Ironheart

The series on Disney+, and the casting of Thorne in the lead role, were officially announced during Disney’s Investor Day back in December 2020. At the time of this announcement, Thorne had also confirmed that she got the role of Ironheart without even a single audition. “I was so shocked, in fact, that there was a considerable lag in the conversation,” said Williams. “I was waiting for them to say, like, ‘Oh, we’ll send you the sides,’ or, ‘Get your tape over to us.’ But there was none of that. It was just like, ‘Would you like to do this?’ It was probably the most unique experience I’ve ever had because there was no audition at all.”

Riri Williams is set to make her debut in MCU in 2022’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Director Ryan Coogler will also be serving as a producer on the series under his very own production banner, Proximity Media.

Snowpiercer writer Chinaka Hodge has been tasked as the showrunner while directors Angela Barnes and Sam Bailey (Dear White People) will direct the six-episode long Disney+ series. Alongside Thorne, the Ironheart cast also includes star Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), Harper Anthony, and Lyric Ross in undisclosed roles.

Ironheart In The Pages Of Marvel Comics


Created by Mike Deodato and Brian Michael Bendis, Ironheart made her debut in the pages of Marvel Comics in 2016’s Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2 #7. After the death of her father, an aspiring 15-year-old engineering student Riri Williams gets a chance to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a scholarship. It is here that Riri uses stolen material in order to build her very own Iron Man suit. After she stops two prisoners who had escaped from the New Mexico State Penitentiary, Williams finally catches Tony Stark’s attention, who provides her an approval to pursue her superhero exploits.

Ironheart will make her debut when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits the theaters on November 11 while the Disney+ series, Ironheart does not have a release date, as of now.


Source: Twitter

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