Production company Proximity Media has joined the creative team of “Iron heart” for an upcoming Marvel Studios series featuring a female Iron Man-inspired character. Samantha Bailey and Angela Barnes as directors of this new project for Disney Plus.
Who is Ironheart?
Ironheart is a superheroine from Marvel Comics. The character was created in 2016 by writers Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato, and later redesigned by Eve Ewing and Kevin Libranda. She debuted in 2016’s Invincible Iron Man #7 and at certain points in the comics, she even replaces Tony Stark as Iron Man. Actress Dominique Thorne will play Riri Williams, character that will be introduced in “Black Panther 2”.
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What is known about the chosen directors?
Samantha Bailey will direct the first three episodes, while Angela Barnes will direct the fourth through sixth episodes of the series. Bailey is the co-creator of the 2017 Emmy-nominated series “Brown Girls,” and the creator of 2016’s “You’re So Talented” (Gotham-nominated), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She has also served as a producer and director on the latest season of Netflix’s “Dear White People.”
On the other hand, Angela Barneys has directed episodes of “Mythic quest”, “One day at a time”, “Blindspotting” and the fourth season of “Atlanta”. And she was also behind the “Get your booty to the poll” viral video campaign.
What else is known about this project?
Proximity Media was founded by Cooglers, Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, and Peter Nicks and works across all media, from film and television to soundtracks and podcasts. In the cinematographic field, he produced the films “Judas and the black Messiah” and “Space jam: a new legacy”. The company has an exclusive television deal with Disney for which it is also working on a “Black Panther” spin-off series set in Wakanda.. While “Ironheart” will arrive on Disney Plus sometime in 2023.
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