Marvel fans react to Shea Couleé Ironheart casting

Lucy-Jo Finnighan
Shea coulee and riri williams in drag race and ironheart
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Famous Drag Queen Shea Couleé has been cast in Marvel’s Ironheart series, and fans are going crazy on social media.

Marvel Studios is suiting up for their next batch of superhero projects, and on their roster is the new original series Ironheartwhich was announced back in December 2020.

This new six-part series will be part of the MCU’s Phase Five, and fully introduce audiences to Riri Williams as she becomes the hero Ironheart, after building her own Iron Man suit by reverse engineering some of Tony Stark’s original technology.

The show has cast Dominique Thorne as the titular hero, along with other stars Lyric Ross, Anthony Ramos, and Alden Ehrenreich. But now one significant addition to the cast is world-renowned Drag Queen Shea Couleé.

Marvel fans react to Couleé’s Ironheart casting – as does Couleé herself

Shea Couleé is best known for her multiple stints – and wins – on the popular Emmy-winning reality show Rupaul’s Drag Race. Most recently she was on All Stars Season 7, where she competed against other winners of previous seasons.

While her specific role in Ironheart hasn’t been revealed yet, fans of Drag Race are incredibly excited to see her on their screens once again, which was only amplified when Shea posted about her Ironheart casting to her followers on Twitter.

And naturally, as Drag Race fans tend to do, they all went wild.

Some fans even tried to speculate what her casting would mean for the future of the MCU, and whether she would be playing one of the franchise’s newest superheroes.

Fellow Drag Race All Star Jinkx Monsoon was also quick to congratulate the new Ironheart star.

Shea showed love showed to of her fans for their support, and also didn’t hesitate to hit back at her haters, claiming that while many didn’t think she was good enough for Drag Race All Stars, she was certainly good enough for Ironheart.

Ironheart will premiere on Disney+ in late 2023.

Read everything we know about it so far here.

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