Deadline is exclusively reporting that Rashida ‘Sheedz’ Olayiwola is the latest name to join the cast for the upcoming Disney+/Marvel series Ironheart.
First appearing in Marvel Comics in 2015, Riri Williams is a teenage genius who builds her own version of the Iron Man suit and takes on the name of Ironheart, before taking over Tony Stark as Iron Man for a period of time. The character was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato.
The report doesn’t state what role Rashida ‘Sheedz’ Olayiwola (whose credits include South Side and the upcoming Sherman’s Showcase) will be playing in the series.
Chinaka Hodge is head writer of the series, with Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes directing the episodes. Hodge will also serve as an executive producer alongside Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum and Zoie Nagelhout.
Rashida ‘Sheedz’ Olayiwola joins a cast that includes Dominique Thorne, Anthony Ramos, Lyric Ross, Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, Shea Couleé, Zoe Terakes and Shakira Barrera.
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