Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther 2, is apparently working on the Ironheart TV series being developed by Marvel Studios.
An unnamed part in Ironheart has lately been given to Anthony Ramos, who has the inside scoop. It was disclosed by the With The Heights star during an interview at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars party, although Marvel has yet to formally confirm Coogler’s participation in the movie.
We know very little about Ironheart at this time. As Riri Williams/Ironheart, the protagonist, Dominique Thorne (Judas and the Black Messiah and If Beale Street Could Talk) has been cast. On the other hand, Chinaka Hodge (Snowpiercer) serves as showrunner.
In light of the fact that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Thorne’s Williams will play a supporting role – will connect into the Marvel Phase 4 project, finding out that Coogler is likely to be involved isn’t a major surprise.
In response to the question of how delighted he was to join a Marvel project, Ramos said: “Yes, as actors, that’s what we aim for as well. I’m thankful. This is a very remarkable undertaking. Dominique Thorne and I, together with Chinaka Hodge and Ryan Coogler, consider ourselves really fortunate and appreciative.”
The statements made by Ramos do not indicate what role Coogler may take in the development of Ironheart. While there is currently no director in place for the six-episode superhero series, Coogler might take the helm of the MCU TV programme. However, given that Ryan Coogler is already producing Creed III and a slew of other projects, we expect him to serve in an executive producing role on Ironheart instead.
Ironheart on Disney Plus hasn’t started shooting yet, but production is set to begin in Atlanta in June. In the meanwhile, there is a plethora of Marvel Cinematic Universe entertainment to keep fans busy. Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Ms Marvel will all be available on Disney Plus before the end of the year, as well as She-Hulk and Ms Marvel.
In addition, Marvel’s Secret Invasion and What If… season 2 are also expected to premiere on Disney Plus before the end of 2022. However, their release dates are still up in the air as they continue to produce their albums.
Will there be a Black Panther 2 TV spin-off including Ironheart?
Black Panther 2 isn’t only setting up Ironheart on Marvel Disney Plus. Also in development at Marvel Studios is a show set in Wakanda, with Danai Gurira perhaps reprising her role as Dora Milaje commander Okoye from the first and second Black Panther films.
According to reports, Coogler will also serve as executive producer on an as-yet-untitled limited series based in Wakanda. If accurate, this wouldn’t come as a major shock since his rumoured participation in Ironheart. In the aftermath of Chadwick Boseman’s death in August 2020, Coogler’s work on the sequel to Black Panther has been handled with sensitivity.
We’d be surprised if Wakanda Forever doesn’t lay the stage for future events in both Ironheart and the unnamed Wakanda TV project, which will premiere after Black Panther 2. Marvel Studios’ forthcoming film, which is set to hit cinemas in November, will benefit greatly from Coogler’s contribution if he is involved with any TV spin-offs.
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