The cast of the upcoming Marvel Studios television series Ironheart is growing. Shea Couleé, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, is set to join the cast of the series, according to a recent report from Variety.
It’s currently unclear who Couleé will be playing in the upcoming show, but she is set to join a star-studded cast that will be led by Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk), who will be taking on the role of Riri Williams, as well as Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), Manny Montana (Good Girls), Lyric Ross (This is Us), and Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story).
Couleé was a fan favorite during her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race from the very start when she appeared on season nine of the hit television series in 2017. She would later return to star in the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, which she would go on to win. Most recently, she also returned for the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, placing third in the competition.
Riri Williams is described as “a brilliant teenager who, in the comics, built her own version of the Iron Man suit in an MIT dorm.” In the comics, she sometimes takes over for Tony Stark as Iron Man. The character the series is based on was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato, and first debuted in Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2 #7 in 2016.
Ironheart hails from head writer Chinaka Hodge (Snowpiercer). It is being directed by Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes, with Ryan Coogler executive producing through his Proximity banner.
The genius titular hero is set to make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the long-awaited Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will arrive in theaters later this year.