Marvel fans will get a chance to see Dominique Thorne before she officially stars in her highly anticipated Disney+ series, Ironheart.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed to Comicbook.com that Thorne will make her MCU debut in next year’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character, Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, was first introduced in the Marvel comics in 2016 as a 15-year-old MIT student who designs a suit of armor similar to Iron Man’s. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit theaters on July 8, 2022. Ironheart does not yet have a premiere date. Marvel is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.
In other news, Chadwick Boseman will be honored by his wife Simone and host Anthony Anderson at this year’s Stand Up to Cancer fundraising special. The event, which raises money for cancer research and therapies, will air a special tribute to Boseman, who passed away last year at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer. Stand Up To Cancer airs commercial-free fundraiser across all major networks on August 21, including ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as major streaming networks, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Finally, Issa Rae‘s new reality series, Sweet Life: Los Angeles, has debuted. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rae explains how the series concept series came about and why she felt it was needed. “This idea came to my team and we discussed it,” she said. “And just as an avid reality fan, I was like, ‘Oh, I want to do this. I want to do my version of [MTV’s] The Hills meets [BET’s] Baldwin Hills… I wanted it to be real L.A. people that natives would be proud of..” The first three episodes of Sweet Life: Los Angeles are available on HBO Max.
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