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Shea Couleé and Zoe Terakes Will Queer Up ‘Ironheart’

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Earlier this summer we told you that “Judas and the Black Messiah” co-star Dominique Thorne would be stepping into the title role of the new Marvel Cinematic Universe series for Disney+, “Ironheart.” Her character, Riri, is a teenage inventor genius who creates a power suit more iron than Iron Man’s. That’s when Tony Stark steps in to collaborate.

Marvel was looking to add major queer characters to this series, as well, and now they’ve found two. Transmasculine actor Zoe Terakes — whose roles to date have included playing a trans inmate on the Australian prison drama, “Wentworth,” and a supporting role on the bonkers limited series, “Nine Perfect Strangers” — has stepped into an unspecified role here (details are never very forthcoming from the MCU; they hate spoilers even more than their fans). Meanwhile, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Shea Couleé has also been cast, and that’s exciting because, unless we’re forgetting something, there has yet to be a drag presence in the MCU. And we want one.

The series is in production and a premiere date will be announced whenever they decide we’re ready for that.

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