MCU rumors reveal surprising villain of Iron Man Disney + spin-off, Ironheart
MCU fans are guaranteed to know the story now: Tony Stark aka, Iron Man, after over a decade of superheroes in MCU, gave his own life to stop Thanos from destroying the universe. Since Tony’s untimely passing away, his legacy has been felt in Marvel’s projects, such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, where Peter Parker desperately tries to live up to Stark’s legacy. The aftermath of Iron Man’s death will also be felt through the character of Ironheart.
Ironheart, otherwise known as Riri Williams, will make his MCU debut in November Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It is currently unknown what role she will play in the film, but it is certain that it will inform about the events in the upcoming Disney + series centered around the character.
Little is known about the details of Marvel’s history Ironheart show, but it is assumed that her story will be similar to the story of the comic book version. Actress Dominique Thorne will bring Riri to life for MCU, as she builds her own Iron Man-style armor and uses it to follow in Tony Stark’s footsteps.
The villain of Ironheart revealed?
According to a rumor from KC Walsh on Twitter, Marvel Studios will bring in the character known as The Hood to serve as the villain in the upcoming series Ironheart. The Hood is not traditionally portrayed as a villain by Riri Williams on the pages of the cartoon, making this rumor an exciting choice.
“So they really put in The Hood Ironheart, “ writes KC Walsh, “magic vs mechanics.”
So who’s the hood?
For the uninitiated, The Hoods real name is Parker Robbins and is a magical user in the comics. He wears a set of magic boots and a cloak (which he stole from a demon) that enables him to teleport and become invisible.
So, this decidedly supernatural, mysterious approach to Ironheart’s villain is an interesting one considering that Riri is firmly a technology-based hero. Perhaps Marvel is trying to dispel the many complaints about how the hero always goes up against an enemy with the same powers as they have in their first appearance.
It is also very important to note that The Hood has previously gone by the title The Kingpin of Crime, a role known as Wilson Fish. At one point in the books, Fisk abandons his old ways and tries to give up his evil ways and distance himself from his criminal activity. This, of course, leaves an opening in New York’s underworld that Parker Robbins seizes.
Another own rumor recently pointed out that MCUs Fisk is running for mayor, which one can assume would make him go straight. Maybe The Hood will also be in the position in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel seems to be building up the street level side of MCU, away from the cosmic adventures and threats at the Avengers level. Series like Hawkeye, Echo, and confirmed-to-be-in-development Daredevil everyone wants to explore this special “boots on the ground” area of Marvel. If Robbins manages Ironheart alive, maybe he will integrate into these stories at the street level.
As mentioned above, Riri Williams will make her debut at Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, at the cinema on 11 November. Her solo series does not yet have an announced release date, but it is expected sometime in 2023 or 2024.