IRONHEART Star Dominique Thorne Reveals Production Has Concluded: "Strap In, Get Ready"

IRONHEART Star Dominique Thorne Reveals Production Has Concluded: "Strap In, Get Ready" IRONHEART Star Dominique Thorne Reveals Production Has Concluded: "Strap In, Get Ready"

Dominique Thorne, who made her debut as Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has revealed that production has now wrapped on her character's spin-off series, Ironheart...

By MarkCassidy - Jan 20, 2024 03:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Ironheart

Production on Marvel Studios' Ironheart is believed to have wrapped early last year, but we had heard that reshoots were required. Whether or not this additional photography was as extensive as rumors would have us believe, star Dominique Thorne has now confirmed that filming has officially wrapped.

Thorne, who made her MCU debut as Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, revealed that shooting for the Disney+ series has concluded while chatting to Deadline at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Filming has concluded, indeed. I mean, I can say strap in, get ready. It will be a ride, much like they all are. It is an epic journey, and one that I’m very excited to share.”

Producer Nate Moore said that he viewed the Ironheart series as a direct sequel to Wakanda Forever during an interview last year.

"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."

In the comics, Riri is encouraged to suit-up and fight crime by Tony Stark, who becomes a mentor of sorts to the young hero. Stark's death in Avengers: Endgame would obviously make that particular dynamic very difficult to replicate, but Ironheart is expected to carry on Iron Man's legacy (to some extent, at least).

As for the villains, Anthony Ramos (In The Heights, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) will play The Hood, and even though his casting still hasn't been officially announced, Sacha Baron Cohen (Sweeney Todd, Borat) is expected to make his MCU debut as Mephisto (unless he shows up in Agatha: Darkhold Diaries first).

Ironheart was recently removed from Marvel's release schedule altogether, but a new premiere date should be announced fairly soon.

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FireandBlood - 1/20/2024, 3:01 PM
Better be good
TheLobster - 1/20/2024, 11:00 PM
@FireandBlood - DOUBT IT lol
AmazingFILMporg - 1/20/2024, 11:04 PM
@FireandBlood -

Im willing to bet it will be ok at best. 😐....

Anything that was made before Disney's last CEO left will probably not be great. These shows were mandated by Disney to proof up d+.

I have very little faith🥲
vectorsigma - 1/20/2024, 11:20 PM
@FireandBlood - yeah, like echo good. They will release a "good" trailer and think of a marketing ploy that will revolve in a 1-minute cameo.
Fogs - 1/21/2024, 5:59 AM
@vectorsigma - lol, that's the formula.
Vigor - 1/20/2024, 3:01 PM
God bless the comments to come
ObserverIO - 1/20/2024, 3:05 PM

What, you couldn't think up anything more patronising to women everywhere, Bendis? Why not Pink Iron Glitter Pony? Too on the nose?

Iron Woman and Iron Maiden would have both been acceptable answers. But thank you for playing.
Skestra - 1/20/2024, 3:09 PM
@ObserverIO - They're waiting to introduce Pink Iron Glitter Pony in "Power Pack".
marvel72 - 1/20/2024, 3:10 PM
@ObserverIO - He stoll the name from a Japanese porn parody of Iron Man.

ObserverIO - 1/20/2024, 3:27 PM
@marvel72 - I immediately forgive him.

lmfao that's brilliant.
marvel72 - 1/20/2024, 3:38 PM
@ObserverIO - Yup Ironheart JAV came out before the comic book character.

So he didn't just steal the name but the character design as well.
Batmangina - 1/20/2024, 3:51 PM
@marvel72 - That JAV version already has more views that She-Hulk, Asoka and ECHO combined.
Ryguy88 - 1/20/2024, 4:12 PM
@marvel72 - lmao

And then he did the ol' racity swapity
Apophis71 - 1/20/2024, 4:19 PM
@ObserverIO - Dunno what happened to my reply but there was already an Iron Maiden character and Iron Woman sounds like what SOME men would shout at their wives...

...likely created in part to secure US copyrights for the hero title after the porn flick to prevent rival publishers using that name for spinoff comics of the Japanese Iron Man parody.
marvel72 - 1/20/2024, 4:38 PM
@Ryguy88 - Yup no one is safe.

marvel72 - 1/20/2024, 4:40 PM
@Batmangina - Not surprised,I honestly haven't seen it but I may search for it, purely for research.
bkmeijer1 - 1/20/2024, 6:01 PM
@ObserverIO @marvel72 - even if Bendis came up with Ironheart on his own,he must've atleast googled to see if there weren't any similar things our there before finalizing it right?
Apophis71 - 1/20/2024, 6:39 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Same thing with why they created Mar Vell and a bunch of other characters and the names they chose when companies were trying to trade in on Marvel brands...

...course they knew about it and fast tracked creating a new character to secure US copyrights on the name is always the safest bet otherwise they leave a door wide open for other comic companies to do exploit it. Isn't like the stole it as the parody was blatant in stating it was based on Iron Man, but without a counter move... those championing the Japanese ripoff should consider the high likelyhood they forced Marvel's hand to create Riri just as in the past others using the word Marvel in character names (other than Fawcett who previously had one of that name they secured the rights to it from) pushed them to decide to create their first Captain Marvel, then Ms. Marvel and all the rest (plus legacy versions).

Fairly common practice, the one creating a ripoff can't fight back if they were blatant doing so but if the company being copied or parodied doesn't counter then they wouldn't win in law suits later on if a rival started eploiting the door they left wide open.

Heck when it comes to comics DC pretty much invented the use of exploiting copyright law to go after rivals (hence why Fawcett dropped Cpt Marvel in the first place) whilst trying to exploit loopholes to get away with their own clones (like Aquaman having a totaly different origin then later retconned to be near identical to Namor's) so all major companies do it now.
marvel72 - 1/20/2024, 6:59 PM
@bkmeijer1 - I don't know? I know the movie came out first but perhaps he just kept it to himself.
Origame - 1/20/2024, 7:21 PM
@ObserverIO - no joke, there's a girl at the school I work with who loves iron man and brings these iron man action figures with her to recess if we need to have recess inside (weather).

So I ask her, since she's a girl, if she likes iron heart. She never heard of iron heart before, so I explain she's like iron man, but a girl. She was so confused why she wasn't called iron woman or iron girl, and just kept laughing at the concept.
bkmeijer1 - 1/21/2024, 4:33 AM
@Apophis71 - that's definitely true. There's a lot of ways go around exploiting copyrights and loopholes and such, but that's not even my main issue here.

It's just that Bendis had to atleast know about the porn parody, even if he didn't copy it on purpose. But maybe he just kept it to himself like @marvel72 says.
Apophis71 - 1/21/2024, 5:12 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Not being open where the name came from (inc denying knowledge of it) would be my bet and may not have been the decision of Bendis to use that name in this sort of instance. As I say the parody was very up front about being based on Iron Man (stated as such on a lot of their advertising) so the IP owner was kinda more likely doing damage control, as can't realy call it stealing their idea when the porn was stealing from Marvel to make it in the first place. No way it was a coincidence considering the timeframe between them anyway whatever.
bkmeijer1 - 1/21/2024, 7:03 AM
@Apophis71 - that makes sense. Parody is fair use, but I don't actually know what the rules are when it comes to copying a parody. So copying a copy is probably fair
Apophis71 - 1/21/2024, 7:34 AM
@bkmeijer1 - This is pure speculation but I'd lay odds they got wind someone was considering making a spinoff comic run based on the parody otherwise would have been more likely to let the whole thing pass as there a LOT of porn parodies out there (falls into fair use exceptions) that don't result in knee jerk reactions.
Spike101 - 1/21/2024, 4:20 PM
@Skestra - oh good, my absolute favourite character….
JobinJ - 1/20/2024, 3:06 PM
No one cares about this show. And her acting was terrible.
SonOfAGif - 1/20/2024, 3:20 PM
@JobinJ - I care about this show. Her acting was good in my opinion. Your first sentence is now negated.
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