Ironheart MCU Disney+ Series Taps Chinaka Hodge as Head Writer: Report

Ironheart, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ collection, has reportedly employed Chinaka Hodge as the top author. Ironheart focusses on genius inventor Riri Williams — she will likely be performed by Dominique Thorne (If Beale Avenue May Speak) — who designs essentially the most superior swimsuit of armour since Iron Man. All indicators level to Marvel organising Thorne’s Ironheart/ Riri Williams (Thorne) to take over from Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man / Tony Stark within the MCU, who died in the direction of the tip of Avengers: Endgame.

Selection first introduced phrase of Hodge’s hiring on Ironheart, with each Marvel Studios and Hodge’s representatives refusing remark. She has beforehand labored as a workers author on the TNT post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller collection Snowpiercer (obtainable on Netflix in India and elsewhere), and govt story editor on the Apple TV+ reboot of anthology collection Wonderful Tales. Hodge can be a poet and playwright, having revealed two poetry books.

Created by author Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato, Riri Williams entered the Marvel comics universe in 2016 as a 15-year-old MIT pupil who reverse engineers Iron Man’s armour to create certainly one of her personal. Within the MCU, Stark is a MIT graduate — and early in Captain America: Civil Struggle, he had visited his alma mater to show the holographic tech B.A.R.F. (Binarily Augmented Retro-Framing) that was designed by Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), the villain in Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling.

At MIT then, Stark additionally unveiled a September Basis grant that funded the initiatives of each MIT pupil gathered. Possibly Riri Williams will develop into one amongst them? In fact, that is simply pure hypothesis on my half. Marvel does not at all times retain the origin tales from comedian books as is, so there is not any assure that Riri Williams will likely be a MIT pupil within the Ironheart MCU Disney+ collection as effectively. We’ll have to attend till subsequent yr at least to seek out out.

Earlier than Ironheart, on TV, we are going to see the Tom Hiddleston-led Loki (debuting June 11), adopted by Iman Vellani-starrer Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye with Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld (each late 2021). For 2022 to this point, we have Oscar Issac-led Moon Knight, Mark Ruffalo and Tatiana Maslany in She-Hulk, and a Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular. Then within the undated part, there’s Secret Invasion with Samuel L. Jackson, Olivia Colman, and Emilia Clarke, the Don Cheadle-led Armor Wars, a Wakanda collection from Ryan Coogler, and a Hawkeye spin-off centred on Echo.

Ironheart is anticipated in 2022 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. It can reportedly run for six episodes in whole. A writers’ room will likely be assembled beginning in Could, says The Hollywood Reporter.


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