Disney+ Iron Man Spinoff, Ironheart, To Have Less Episodes Than WandaVision

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Marvel Studios may be taking a break for a few weeks in terms of in-universe content, but there is no slowing down for multiple production teams as Phase 4 continues to expand. Almost all the MCU entries for 2021 are either completely finished or nearing completion, while multiple entries releasing in 2022 still have plenty of work left to do.

Currently, the news stream for the MCU is filled with a wide variety of excitement from all across the franchise. Most recently, this includes the announcement for a fourth Captain America movie alongside Emilia Clarke’s casting in Secret Invasion on Disney+ .

More Disney+ news just arrived as well, giving an update on when another highly-anticipated show will kick into gear.


Aaron Couch of The Hollywood Reporter has revealed via Twitter that Marvel Studios’ Ironheart is set to be six episodes long when it premieres on Disney+. This is less than the nine episodes of WandaVision's first season yet on-par with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki 's episode counts.

Couch also shared that the series' writer's room will begin forming next month.

This comes in response to the recent report that the Iron Man spin-off series has found a lead writer .


As Phase 4 continues to turn on more cameras for shooting on another series, fans should be thrilled that the MCU is firmly starting another new project coming next year. There are currently very few details known about the series other than Dominique Thorne's casting as Riri Williams, but the hope is that this will change as production inches closer to its start date.

Additionally, it seems that this show will be more in line with its MCU counterparts in terms of episode count.

WandaVision spoiled MCU fans worldwide with an eight-week, nine-episode run to start this new era of storytelling, and What If...? will be a change of pace with ten entries . Outside of these two series, the standard episode count seems to be set at six right now, which was the case for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

In the same way that Anthony Mackie's series continued the legacy of Captain America , Dominique Thorne's will move forward in the footsteps of Robert Downey, Jr.'s Iron Man. It will be interesting to find out more story details, especially with fans wondering if it will connect with Don Cheadle's Armor Wars as well.

No matter the case, Ironheart will be yet another expansion for the MCU as the series introduces an exciting and brilliant new hero into the mix. With Chinaka Hodge set to serve as the show's head writer , the hype is slowly growing for Riri Williams to find her way alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Ironheart is set to release in 2022.

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Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.