Many fans were convinced that Mephisto was going to be behind the mysterious goings-on in WandaVision right up until the series finale, but the demonic villain was nowhere to be seen.
Now, it's looking more and more likely that the character is going to be everywhere over the next few years!
Though his casting still hasn't been officially announced, Sacha Baron Cohen (Sweeney Todd, Borat) is expected to make his MCU debut as Mephisto in Ironheart (unless he shows up in Agatha: Coven of Chaos first), and we now have some very interesting new details on how the powerful sorcerer is going to be depicted.
According to scooper @CanWeGetToast, Mephisto will take human form for the majority of the season, and we'll only be given brief glimpses of his true, devilish visage. Apparently, he will also task The Hood (Anthony Ramos) with stealing the components needed to construct some sort of advanced Bio-Suit.
This would gel with a previous report that Mephisto will take a keen interest in technology in the show. We've also heard that he will be the new owner of Avengers Tower.
Dominique Thorne will reprise the role of Riri Williams after being introduced as the hero in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Producer Nate Moore said that the Ironheart series will serve as a direct sequel to Ryan Coogler's film in a recent interview with CinemaBlend.
"That show is an outgrowth of how much we liked her in this movie and even on the page. So, when we talked with [Dominique Throne] initially, obviously the character had been written to the script and she was the one and only person we talked about for the role. When she said yes and we were down the road with the script, we also started talking with [Ryan Coogler] about what the show could be."
"So, the show is a direct sequel to the movie," he continued. "And [Riri Williams] is carrying the experiences she had in this movie back home to MIT. And there are some interesting repercussions to her adventures that will set her on a fun course."
Ironheart still doesn't have a Disney+ premiere date.