One of the upcoming MCU shows that are in the works is Ironheart which will focus on Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man, with Dominique Thorne playing the role. As usual, the exact plot details are still under wraps, but now a rumor has emerged which may have revealed who the villain of the series will be.
According to The Illuminerdi, they've heard that the villain for Ironheart is going to be a white man in his late 20s and is described as charming, magnetic, slick, oily, and handsome with an athletic build. He is also always working an angle to his own advantage and has a crew working for him.
The report speculated that, based on the description, the villain might be The Hood (aka Parker Robbins). In the comics, the character started as an average thief, but after he shoots a Demon and steals its magical cloak and boots, his entire life changes. The boot gave him superpowers such as levitation and invisibilitvisibility. y. As "The Hood," he became a prominent figure in the New York criminal underworld and he formed his own syndicate.
However, Riri Williams has never faced off The Hood in comics but characters such as Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Doctor Strange have faced the villain. But that doesn't mean that Riri can't face off The Hood since the MCU doesn't always follow the comics and it would be intriguing to see her face off a character that uses magic which is a huge contrast to her who uses science and technology.
We do have to take note that this hasn't been confirmed by Marvel nor any reports from the major trades so we have to take this with a grain of salt for now. There were also rumors recently the son or daughter of Obediah Stane will also be appearing in the series. Let's just wait and see if all the rumors that are being reported are true or not.
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Before she stars in her own series, Riri Williams is set to make her MCU debut first in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which is set to be released in theaters later this year. Meanwhile, there is no release date set yet for Ironheart but production will reportedly begin this year.