Marvel’s “Ironheart” Adds Alden Ehrenreich to Upcoming Disney+ Series
From a Galaxy far, far away to the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes Alden Ehrenreich. The Solo: A Star Wars Story star is heading to the MCU for a meaty role in Marvel’s upcoming Ironheart series on Disney+, Deadline reports.
Ironheart stars Dominque Thorne as Riri Williams, a young genius who creates the most technologically advanced suit since a guy by the name of Tony Stark created the ever-evolving Iron Man armor. Ehrenreich joins Thorne and In The Heights star Anthony Ramos in the series, which is being led by head writer Chinaka Hodge.
Ironheart first appeared in Marvel comics in 2016 in “Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2 #7.” Throne’s role as Riri Williams is expected to become a big part of the MCU’s Phase Four, especially considering Tony Stark’s demise at the end of Avengers: Endgame has left the team without a tech genius (Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner is a genius, of course, but he’s never been the tech wiz Tony was or Riri will likely be.)
So who’s Ehrenreich playing? That bit of business remains unknown, but Deadline reports it’s expected to be a big role. Ehrenreich is coming off a role in one of the most star-studded upcoming films, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which includes Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. Ehrenreich will next appear in Elizabeth Banks’s Cocaine Bear for Universal Pictures.
Filming for Ironheart began this June in Atlanta and is expected to carry through October. There’s no release date as of yet for the series.
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Featured image: Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.