While Iron Man’s absence has been felt through most of Phase 4, Ironheart is expected to fill in the gaps as it will introduce the Armored Avenger’s successor in Riri Williams. The character will be portrayed by Dominique Thorne, and it has been confirmed that the actress will first make her MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever before leading the charge in her own Disney+ series.
It’s possible that Ironheart will include a plethora of nods to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark throughout the series’ run on Disney+, and it seems that Marvel is taking the necessary steps in order to prevent these tributes from spreading online.
Marvel is Leveling Up to Prevent Spoilery Set Photos from Leaking
Atlanta Filming shared on Instagram that Ironheart’s crew is using reflective umbrellas to prevent the press and the public from taking set photos and spreading them online. In addition, Atlanta Filming also noted that the show’s cast members are wearing capes to presumably hide their respective outfits, which could be deemed as spoilers.
The use of reflective umbrellas is one of the many moving parts in Marvel’s effort to prevent spoilers, and it is a necessary move to finally address the leaks that are consistently emerging. For example, set photos of Secret Invasion confirmed the casting of Russian actress Irina Kara while leaked images also confirmed the inclusion of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Hopefully, Marvel will continue to utilize similar steps in the future to avoid major surprises from its projects, especially now that two Avengers movies are set to release in 2025. Ironheart is set to premiere on Disney+ in Fall 2023.