The cast of Marvel Studios’ Ironheart continues to grow. Deadline has reported that Shakira Barrera has been tapped for a role in the series.
Ironheart, aka Riri Williams, is a relatively newer character, first appearing in Invincible Iron Man #7 in 2016. She reverse-engineered Tony Stark’s armor and took on the mantle after he fell into a coma after a fight with Captain Marvel. Eventually, after Tony reclaimed the title of Iron Man, Riri took on the name Ironheart and became a member of the Champions.
It is unknown who Barrera will portray in the show, but according to Deadline, she has been cast as a series regular. Best known for her role in the series GLOW, she can currently be seen in the Freevee series Sprung. Additionally, it has been reported she will appear in Ahsoka.
The series is set to star Dominique Thorne as the titular heroine, who will make her MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Created by Chinaka Hodge, the show is produced by Ryan Coogler, Hodge, Zinzi Coogler, and Sev Ohanian, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, and Zoie Nagelhout with Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes directing.
In addition to Thorne, the series also stars Anthony Ramos as The Hood, Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, Regan Aliyah, Shea Couleé, and Zoe Terakes. The latter stars’ roles are currently unknown, but perhaps new details will be revealed at D23.
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