Ironheart flies into D23 Expo for surprise sneak footage
Riri Williams has arrived - as long as you were lucky enough to be in the crowd at the Anaheim, CA event
Marvel Studios made sure to bring a couple of surprises to D23 Expo 2022 this weekend, including the first look at the upcoming Disney+ series Ironheart.
Introduced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, who’s producing the series for Marvel Studios, the footage — shared exclusively with audiences inside the hall at the Anaheim, California convention — showed Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne, who also plays the character in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) saying that she wants to build something like Tony Stark “but, you know, better” — and also declaring that she isn’t just building something important, she’s building something iconic.
Thorne’s co-star Anthony Ramos, who’s playing the Hood, appeared on stage alongside Coogler. Ramos said that his character was a “complex guy,” who was a “little bit of both” a hero and villain in the series. He kicks ass, is as far as he was willing to state definitively.
Although the plot of the show remains a secret — Ramos joked that he was “trying to dance around the plot” when talking to the crowd — Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige teased that the fact that Ironheart is based in technology and the Hood is a magical character was an important element in the series.
Ironheart is still shooting, and currently scheduled to debut on Disney+ in fall 2023.
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