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Sacha Baron Coen Rumored To Play Mephisto In Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Disney+ Series

According to a new rumor, Marvel Comics villain Mephisto will appear in Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series “Ironheart,” with Sasha Baron Coen (Borat) attached to the role.

The news comes from several scoopers who shared the news on social media.  You can see some of those tweets below:

When further questioned about the rumors @MyTimeToShineH noted that “the Hood is the [main] villain of [Ironheart],” and even though he may get his powers from Dormammu in the comics, “here it’s gonna be with Mephisto,” who is supposedly going to be a “long term” MCU threat:

You can see that tweet below:

As always, since nothing has been confirmed by Marvel or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.

Not much is known about the new “Ironheart” series but the show will feature Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man. Marvel’s Ironheart character follows Riri Williams, a 15-year-old engineering genius attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Riri builds a suit based on Iron Man’s armor and takes up the name Ironheart. The character has appeared in some Marvel animated series including Spider-Man: Maximum Venom and Marvel Rising.

Thorne will be making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which will release in theaters this November.

Anthony Ramos (The Heights, Hamilton) will play the show’s villain, The Hood. Lyric Ross (This Is Us) will play Williams’ best friend.  Additionally, newcomer Harper AnthonyManny Montana (Good Girls), Zoe Terakes (Nine Perfect StrangersWentworth), Regan Aliyah (XO, Kitty), Shakira Barrera (SprungGLOW), RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner, Shea Couleé, Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola (South Side) and Sonia Denis have joined the cast in unknown roles.

Chinaka Hodge (Snowpiercer) will serve as head writer for the series.  Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes will direct.

Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian and Chinaka Hodge will serve as executive producers alongside Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, and Zoie Nagelhout.

Filming on the series is currently underway in Chicago.  Marvel’s “Ironheart” will reportedly consist of 6 episodes and will be coming to Disney+ in Fall 2023.

Source: The Direct, ComicBook.com

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