Ironheart, the MCU’s solo series for young hero Riri Williams, has been seen in action for the first time in new footage.
Revealed at D23 2022 to a fan-only room, an early look at the show saw protagonist Riri Williams, a student at MIT, talking about what appeared to be a high-tech necklace. She is definitely a tech-centric heroine and can be seen doing things at school as well as hacking. She is seen briefly in her “Ironheart” armor. There is also a scene of the arrest of her friend, Parker Robbins.
In The Heights, lead actor Anthony Ramos plays Parker Robbins and took the stage after the footage was shown. Comic fans will know Parker better as the supervillain The Hood, a character who uses magic and the dark arts. In the show it seems he’s not a complete villain (at least at first), but there’s certainly more to him than just a good guy.
Marvel’s Iron Heart Explained
Ironheart will center stage Dominique Thorne as Williams – but she will make her MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever this year. Chinaka Hodge (Snowpiercer) is the show’s lead writer, and Solo’s Alden Ehrenreich will also have a role to play.
Ironheart was introduced to Marvel comics in 2016 and, when Tony Stark could no longer be Iron Man, Riri stepped into his armored shoes with an advanced high-tech suit she built herself. While it’s not clear how the MCU version will play out, you can learn all about her comic book history in our explainer.
You can find out everything announced during today’s exhibition in our full recap.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and features editor.