Alden Ehrenreich Joins Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Series

The cast already includes Dominique Thorne, Anthony Ramos and Lyric Ross

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“Solo” star Alden Ehrenreich has been cast in Marvel Studios’ “Ironheart” series at Disney+ in a key role, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

“Ironheart” stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who builds her own advanced suit of armor and follows in Iron Man’s footsteps. Thorne will first appear in this year’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Ehrenreich joins a cast that includes “In the Heights” star Anthony Ramos and Lyric Ross.

In the comics, Williams is a Black teen prodigy attending MIT who builds her own suit by reverse-engineering Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit design. Williams is also a genius like Tony, if that’s not immediately clear. In the comics, Pepper Potts mentors Riri in a similar fashion to how Tony took Peter Parker under his wing in the MCU, providing her with resources and a suit AI.

Ironheart is a fairly new character in the comics, having only been introduced in 2016 and created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato. Leading Thorne’s live-action series will be Chinaka Hodge, who will serve as the head writer.

“Ironheart” is one of many Marvel Studios series. “Moon Knight,” the studio’s sixth series for Disney+, premiered on March 30, while “Ms. Marvel” premiered on June 8 to rave reviews. Those will be followed by “She-Hulk,” “Armor Wars,” “Secret Invasion,” “Echo,” “Agatha: House of Harkness,” two more animated series, and untitled “Black Panther” and “Shang-Chi” spinoff series. There’s also a “Guardians of the Galaxy” holiday special set for 2022.

Ehrenreich recently wrapped production on Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” and will next be seen in Universal’s “Cocaine Bear” directed by Elizabeth Banks.

Ehrenreich is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Felker Toczek Suddelson Abramson McGinnis Ryan.

Reps for Marvel declined to comment.

Deadline first reported the news.