The Marvel series Ironheart on Disney+ has cast Manny Montana, diversity has confirmed with sources.
Montana joins previously announced cast members Dominique Thorne, Anthony Ramos and Lyric Ross. As previously reported, the show follows Marvel character Riri Williams (Thorne), a genius inventor and creator of the most advanced armor since Iron Man. Details about the character Montana will play are still being held under wraps.
Marvel Studios officials declined to comment.
diversity exclusively reported that Chinaka Hodge will serve as head writer for Ironheart as early as April 2021. The show was originally announced as part of a Disney Investor Day presentation in December 2020.
Williams was first introduced in the 2016 Marvel Comics, the creation of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato. In the comics, she is a 15-year-old MIT student who reverse-engineers Iron Man’s armor to create her own armor. Iron Man, aka Tony Stark, eventually caught the eye and encouraged her to pursue the life of a superhero.
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