Chinaka Hodge Joins Disney+ Ironheart Series As Head Writer
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New Disney+ Series Ironheart Finds Its Head Writer With Chinaka Hodge

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BY April 16, 2022

Casting news is important. We all like to know who is going to be the face of an exciting new television series. After all, the decisions by casting directors can make or break our decision to watch it or not. But equally, if not more so important, is the powerful and creative team of writers and storytellers behind the screen. So, we’re pretty excited to see that Ironheart, an upcoming Marvel and Disney+ series, has found its head writer. Let’s take a look at Chinaka Hodge and talk about why she’s a perfect pick!

Chinaka Hodge Joins Disney+ Ironheart Series As Head Writer

Ironheart tells the story of Riri Williams. She is a genius inventor who creates some of the most technologically advanced and impressive suits. The young Dominique Thorne will play the lead character in what will only be her third role ever. After playing supporting roles in 2018’s If Beale Street Could Talk and the recent Academy Award winner Judas and the Black Messiah, we’re eager to see her take the reigns in a Marvel series.

Set to help tell her story, writer Chinaka Hodge will be leading the writing team. Introduced by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato in 2016, the character already has plenty of source material to flesh out. Hodge has a diverse writing background, with various poetic contributions to the art world. She has worked in various youth spaces, including Youth Speaks, an organization that challenges and encourages young people to write with their own unique voices. We’re confident that Hodge’s background will help her tell an authentic story about a young woman in the massive world of heroes.

In addition to her poetic works, Hodge has more recently written for the TNT adaptation of Snowpiercer.

Ironheart, Riri Williams, Disney+, Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Squirrel Girl (Image: Ironheart #1 Variant Cover, Marvel Comics)

We have plenty of Marvel and Disney+ news to look forward to. With the recent The Falcon and the Winter Soldier season coming to an end and Loki coming at us next month, Ironheart is definitely one that we’ll be keeping on our “to watch” lists!

Readers, are you excited about the news that Ironheart for Disney+ has found its head writer? Let us know what you hope to see come from Chinaka Hodge! And in the meantime, take a look at our dive into the character that Riri Williams will be playing for Disney+.

Featured image via Marvel Studios/Disney+.

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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.


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