GLOW and Sprung star Shakira Barrera has become the latest star to join the cast of the Disney Plus series “Iron Heart” from Marvel Studios. The upcoming show, based on the Marvel comic of the same name, is already preparing to be another strong blow for the streamer and the studio.
Deadline’s report also says Barrera will star in the 6-episode show as a regular character. Although her role is currently unknown, she will join an ever-growing group of talents alongside Ironheart lead actress Dominique Thorne, who plays the main character Riri Williams. But given the volatile nature of the Marvel cinematic universe, there are plenty of possibilities as to who Barrera might play.
In Iron Heart, Thorne plays Riri Williams, a brilliant young inventor who creates an advanced power armor suit capable of rivaling the technology used by Iron Man himself. A number of other stars have already signed up for the project, including Alden Ehrenreich from Solo: A Star Wars Story and even RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Shea Cooley. Both of their roles are currently also unknown, which puts them in good company with all the other stars whose roles are also a mystery.
Barrera regularly stars in the new comedy series Freevee, created by the creator of “My Name is Earl” Greg Garcia. In addition, her impressive resume also includes GLOW from Netflix, where she played Yolanda, and it’s Bruno as Lulu. Participation in such shows as “Queen of the South” in the USA and “Shameless” on Showtime completes the picture. Interestingly, she even appeared in the Ubisoft video game Far Cry 6 as Camilla “Espada” Montero.
Recently, the Disney Plus shows from Marvel Studios have earned a lot of praise from the public, and hits such as “Miss Marvel” and the shorter (but perhaps cuter for this) “The Hulk Woman” attract fans who may never have tested the franchise otherwise. The talent behind Ironheart, from performers like This is Us star Lyric Ross to head writer and renowned poet Chinaki Hodge, certainly makes this project look like a project that could well follow this trend. So waiting is probably going to be a lot harder.
But at the moment there are still a lot of things to keep impatient fans occupied. “The Hulk Woman” is still being broadcast for Marvel Heads, and Sprang is for anyone who wants to brush up on Barrera’s style before seeing her in “Iron Heart.” So go ahead.
The premiere of “Iron Heart” will take place on Disney Plus at the end of 202.