‘Ironheart’: Alden Ehrenreich Lands A Role In Marvel’s Upcoming Disney+ Series

Y’know, ya’ll need to stop hatin’ on Alden Ehrenreich. You know he wasn’t the worst thing about Solo: A Star Wars Story, right? He’s a strong actor who has worked with directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, the Coen Brothers, Park Chan-Wook, Ron Howard, Woody Allen, and Warren Beatty. He’s sought-after for a reason, and it’s good to see that Disney isn’t holding a grudge because Ehrenreich has just landed a role in Marvel’s Ironheart series.

Ironheart will star Dominique Thorne as 15-year-old genius Riri Williams, who builds a suit of armor that rivals Tony Stark’s Iron Man. Others in the cast include Anthony Ramos, Lyric Ross, Harper Anthony, and Manny Montana. Thorne will make her debut as Riri this November in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

It’s unclear what Ehrenreich’s role will be. It’s likely that Ironheart will connect to the War Machine series, Armor Wars, and there have been rumors that we might see the son of Obadiah Stane, Jeff Bridges’ villain from the first Iron Man movie. Ehrenreich would be a solid fit as Zeke Stane. There’s also the chance of Sam Rockwell’s Justin Hammer, who hasn’t been seen since Iron Man 2. The chances to see these armored baddies return are slim, so why not bring them all?

Filming on Ironheart begins soon. I expect we’ll learn more next week during Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con next week.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.