Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Series Adds ‘Snowpiercer’ Scribe Chinaka Hodge As Head Writer

The story of Iron Man might be over, but the story of Ironheart is just beginning. A few months ago we learned of an upcoming Disney+ series from Marvel centered on Riri Williams aka Ironheart. The genius teen who managed to reverse engineer one of Tony Stark’s armors will be played by Dominique Thorne, and now we know who will be leading the show’s writing team.

Variety reports Chinaka Hodge has been hired as lead writer on Ironheart. Hodge is known for her work as a staff writer on TNT’s Snowpiercer series.

Riri Williams is a 15-year-old genius, one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe, who uses her smarts as an MIT student. When she discovers one of Tony Stark’s Iron Man armors, she reverse engineers it and makes use of it herself as a superhero.

It’s possible the Ironheart series could tie-in to the upcoming Armor Wars show led by Don Cheadle’s War Machine.

THR adds that Ironheart will be six episodes long, a length which worked pretty well for Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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