After the events of Avengers: Endgame, it’s only natural for another to fill in the massive shoes of Tony Stark’s Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it looks as though we may get that in RiRi Williams, a.k.a Ironheart.
The Cinema Spot reported that a Disney+ series featuring Tony Stark’s comic book protégé may be in the works, with production slated to begin sometime in 2021. No showrunner or director has yet to be attached to the project, though.
For diligent followers of the comics, this will certainly be a massive hurrah. For the uninitiated, RiRi Williams in the comics is a high-school student with a genius-level intellect and a knack for engineering. She first came into contact with Tony Stark after thwarting escaped inmates using a makeshift suit of Iron Man armour using tech she stole from her school (similar to a certain Tom Holland Spider-Man in the movies). Impressed, Stark took her in as his ward, under the codename Ironheart.
Of course, it might be puzzling to see this other child take on the mantle of Iron Man’s successor, instead of Stark’s own child, Morgan. However, it might be the case that Morgan Stark might be Ironheart herself, given Marvel Studios’ capacity to tweak certain story elements to make the comic book adaptations their own.
In any case, Ironheart’s potential appearance in the MCU will certainly put a stamp in Marvel Studios’ intent on carrying on the legacy left behind by many of its outgoing original Avengers, and introduce a new wave of young heroes led by the likes of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, and Ms Marvel.
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