Ryan Coogler along with his production banner, Proximity Media, joined the creative team of Marvel’s Disney+ series Ironheart
Ryan Coogler and his production banner, Proximity Media, joined the creative team of Marvel’s Disney+ series Ironheart. The series features the titular Iron Man-adjacent character.
However, Ironheart will be directed by Sam Bailey, the black female who co-created the Emmy-nominated Brown Girls. She is also the creator of the Gotham-nominated You’re So Talented. Angela Barnes, who is behind the viral “Get Your Booty to the Poll” video campaign, will also be a director.
Dominique Thorne will be toplining Ironheart, playing Riri Williams, a brilliant teenage inventor who, in the comics, builds her own version of the Iron Man suit in an MIT dorm. Williams debuted in 2016’s Invincible Iron Man No. 7. Riri was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato.
Riri Williams takes over from Tony Stark as Iron Man at certain points within the narrative. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., heroically died fighting power-mad Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
Furthermore, Anthony Ramos and Lyric Ross have been cast in the series that has Chinaka Hodge, who served as a staff writer on TNT’s Snowpiercer series, as head writer. Bailey will be directing episodes one through three, while Barnes will direct episodes four to six.