‘Ironheart’: Anthony Ramos’ Role In The Marvel Series Confirmed By Set Photos

We don’t normally traffick in set photos here, but if they actually reveal something interesting, well, then who are we to ignore it? Marvel Studios has a ton of stuff going on right now, and one of those is the upcoming Ironheart series. That show is going to be a big deal, especially with the character Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) debuting in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Well, there’s another reason to be keeping a close eye on it, and it’s the character being played by In the Heights star Anthony Ramos.

While Ramos’ role has been kept a secret until now, set photos by JustJared have confirmed that he is actually playing Parker Robbins aka The Hood.

The Hood is, in my opinion, one of the best Marvel Comics villains in decades. A combination of Scarface-style gangster with an evil mage of the occult, The Hood seeks to rule the NYC criminal underworld, armed with a pair of pistols and magical abilities gained from the Doctor Strange villain, Dormammu.

So The Hood is a character who can cross paths with numerous Marvel heroes. He’d make just as much sense battling Moon Knight or Daredevil as he would Doctor Strange. He could turn up as part of the Thunderbolts, or crucial to the Secret Invasion storyline as his powers can see through their shapeshifting disguises.

Color me very excited about this and the Ironheart series as a whole.

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.