According to Deadlineup-and-coming actress Regan Aliyah has been cast to join Dominique Thorne in Marvel Studios’ next Disney+ series, Iron heart. Further details about her character are still being kept under wraps.
In addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, Aliyah will also next be seen as a series regular in Netflix’s coming-of-age dramedy XO, Kittywhich is the streamer’s first spin-off to its popularity To all the boys I’ve loved before film trilogy.
Iron heart will be led by Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street could talk), who will take on the role of Riri Williams. With Thorne is Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), Manny Montana (Good girls), Lyric Ross (This is us), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Zoe Terakes (Nine perfect strangers), and Shea Couleé (RuPaul’s Drag Race).
Riri Williams is described as “a brilliant teenager who, in the comics, built her own version of the Iron Man suit in an MIT dorm.” In the comics, she sometimes takes over for Tony Stark as Iron Man. The character the series is based on was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato, and first debuted in Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2 #7 in 2016.
Iron heart comes from lead author Chinaka Hodge (Snow piercings). It is directed by Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes, with Ryan Coogler executive producing through his Proximity banner.
The brilliant titular hero is set to make his long-awaited Marvel Cinematic Universe debut Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverwhich hits theaters later this year.