The Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen a lot of new blood recently. In the last year alone, audiences have met heroes such as Teyonah Parris's Monica Rambeau, Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, and Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop. This year is set to only increase that number exponentially. Soon, fans will be introduced to the MCU's adaptation of Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight, and the following months will see America Chavez, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel all enter the spotlight. Then, at the end of the year comes the next person in the Iron Man legacy: Ironheart.
Otherwise known as Riri Williams, Ironheart will be a new character played by Dominique Thorne, who ends up crafting an entirely original Iron Man armor in her own garage. Her first appearance will be in the upcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Her role in the project is unknown, but what is known is how she will be spinning out of the Wakanda tale and into her own Disney+ streaming series.
While it doesn't seem like that story will be launching this year, fans now have some new casting information to hold them over.
Hamilton Meets Ironheart
Deadline reported that Hamilton and In The Heights actor Anthony Ramos has been cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his character tapped for a key role in Marvel Studios' upcoming Ironheart Disney+ series, starring Dominique Thorne as the titular lead.
Details are unknown, but the site's sources say it will be similar to how Jonathan Majors was introduced as Kang the Conqueror in Loki, with Ramos going on to have a major role throughout various future MCU projects.
Who Could Ramos Be In Ironheart?
Two options come to mind as to who Anthony Ramos could be portraying, both of which have been heavily rumored to appear in the series. The first could be Ezekiel Stane, Obadiah Stane's child in the comics. In addition, a previous rumor indicated Ironheart could feature a bunch of "tech bros," with him among their ranks. The family name also had a cameo in Hawkeye, so Marvel might be trying to subtly bring the name back into the collective memory of audiences.
A second option could be The Hood, who, in the comics, was a petty criminal who ends up in the possession of a mystical hood that grants him superpowers. This leads him to become a big organized crime lord.
An even bigger possibility could be Doctor Doom himself. It would certainly be an unexpected and inspired choice on Marvel's part, but the character has plenty of notable connections to Riri Williams, so it would make sense. It would also perfectly fit the idea of Ramos' character playing a big part in the MCU going forward.
While the Ironheart series doesn't have an official release date, fans can look forward to her introduction later this year when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases on November 11, 2022.