Marvel Cinematic Univese newcomer Dominique Thorne dodged a question about Mephisto’s Ironheart appearance.
While doing the press rounds for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Dominique Thorne was asked about the recent Ironheart rumors involing Mephisto. However, during her interview with ComicBook.com, Thorne refused to even reference Mephisto when asked about his potential role in the series.
“Oh man, the series is on its way,” Thorne told the site. “We just finished filming, actually, on November 2 and I think there’s a lot for fans to sink their teeth into, especially if they enjoyed what they got to see of Riri Williams in a whole other world that was not her own. I think they might be in for a good time, stepping into a world that is her own.”
Based on reports, Mephisto is making his MCU debut towards the end of Ironheart’s six-episode run. The character is reportedly being played by Sacha Baron Cohen, but Marvel won’t comment on the casting.
Created by Stan Lee and John Buscema, Mephisto’s Marvel history dates back to 1968’s The Silver Surfer #3. The character is inspired by the demon Mephistopheles from the Faust legend and is often depicted as Marvel’s version of the Devil. He has previously been played by Peter Fonda and Ciaran Hinds.
Who else is attached to the Ironheart series?
Ironheart follows Riri Williams, a brilliant MIT student who creates the most advanced suit of armor since the one worn by Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. Thorne made her first appearance as Ironheart in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is currently playing in theaters.
Chinaka Hodge is the head writer of the Ironheart series while Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes serve as directors. Hodge is also executive producing the project alongside Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Zoie Nagelhout and Kevin Feige.
The cast of Ironheart also includes Jim Rash, Lyric Ross, Harper Anthony, Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, Shea Couleé, Zoe Terakes, Regan Aliyah, Shakira Barrera, Sonia Denis, Paul Calderón and Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola.
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