A lot is happening over at Ironheart headquarters, the Marvel-Disney+ series featuring the titular, Iron Man-adjacent character.
Just as Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed, Wakanda Forever) and his production banner, Proximity Media, have joined the creative team on the series, news also comes that Sam Bailey (Dear White People) and Angela Barnes (Teenage Bounty Hunters) have been tapped to direct. Bailey will direct episodes one through three, while Barnes will helm episodes four through six.
Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk, Judas and the Black Messiah) is headlining the series as Riri Williams, a brilliant teenage inventor who (in the comics at least) builds her own version of the Iron Man suit in her MIT dorm room. Since the character's introduction in 2016, certain points in the comics have even seen Williams take over for Tony Stark as Iron Man – given that the latter died in Endgame, Ironheart could be introducing Stark's replacement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The series also stars Anthony Ramos (In The Heights) and Lyric Ross (This Is Us), with Chinaka Hodge (Snowpiercer series) serving as head writer.
Williams is set to debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever later this year, before appearing in Ironheart.