Manny Montana has signed on to star opposite Dominique Thorne in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series, Ironheart, Deadline has learned.
Ironheart follows Riri Williams (Thorne), a teenage engineering genius at MIT who builds a suit based on Tony Stark’s Iron Man and dons the superhero name Ironheart. The character was created in 2016 by writers Brian Michael Bendis, and artist Mike Deodato, and later redesigned by Eve Ewing and Kevin Libranda.
Also attached to the series is Anthony Ramos (In The Heights), whose role is being kept under wraps, but is said to be pivotal to the MCU moving forward. Lyric Ross (This Is Us) is set to play Williams’ best friend, while Harper Anthony (Chicago Med) is playing Williams’ younger brother. Details about Montana’s character are also being kept under wraps. There have been rumors that the son or daughter of Obadiah Stane will make an appearance in the series.
Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes are directing Ironheart from a script by Chinaka Hodge (Amazing Stories), who also serves as the head writer on the six-episode first season. Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler have also joined the team as executive producers alongside Kevin Feige, Louise D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, and Zoie Nagelhout.