Marvel Studios is gearing up for their next round of superhero projects, including the new original series Ironheart, which was first announced in December 2020. The new MCU superhero will be played by Dominique Thorne and will hopefully hit our screens sometime in the winter of 2023.

This new six-part series will be part of the MCU’s Phase Five and fully introduce audiences to the titular Ironheart, Riri Williams.

Chinaka Hodge, who has previously written for projects such as Snowpiercer, will be the series’ head writer. But when will the film be released, and who is Ironheart? Read on to know all the details.

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During the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige announced a narrowed release date for Ironheart, which is now set to start streaming by the end of 2023.


Dominique Thorne will star in the new Marvel and Disney+ series. Thorne plays Riri Williams, a 15-year-old tech genius who creates her own Iron Man suit. Lyric Ross, who plays Deja Pearson on NBC’s hit drama series This is Us, is set to play Riri’s best friend Natalie.

Alongside Thorne and Ramos, Solo star Alden Ehrenreich, Good Girls actor Manny Montana, Harper Anthony and Shea Couleé from RuPaul’s Drag Race also star on the show in undisclosed roles.


The story of Marvel’s Ironheart revolves around the young, intelligent Riri Williams. Riri is a Black girl inventor who enjoys making various technological devices. She is so skilled that she was able to create her own version of the Iron Man suit.

If the series follows the comic book’s original plot, Riri Williams is a 15-year-old from Chicago who received an engineering scholarship to MIT. She quickly finds a way to smuggle out materials to make her own Iron Man suit after entering the school. As a result, she catches Tony Stark’s attention, who immediately recruits her.

Tony Stark also mentors Riri, teaching her how to develop an advanced version of her first suit. The young prodigy also designs her own J.A.R.V.I.S., which she names N.A.T.A.L.I.E. after her childhood best friend who was brutally murdered in a drive-by shooting. Riri aided Tony during the Second Civil War and took on some of his duties when he was badly wounded, but once Tony started to recover, Riri joined the next generation of Marvel superheroes, The Champions. 

Ironheart will make her first appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the second Black Panther film, which may help us better understand her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.