Finally, some Marvel casting news to actually get excited about. While every scion from Hollywood’s inner circle is getting cast in Sony’s newest Spider-Man-adjacent project, Disney+ is shaking things up in the best way possible. Deadline just revealed that RuPaul’s Drag Race star Shea Couleé is joining the Marvel Cinematic (and streaming) Universe thanks to a new role in the upcoming series, Ironheart.
Watch: "Drag Race" Finale: Symone Picks Best & Worst Moments. Shea Coulée just sashayed her way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The RuPaul's Drag Race alum is set to play a mysterious role in the upcoming Ironheart series, which stars Dominique Thorne as hero Riri Williams. The show is expected to premiere next fall on Disney+.
The legendary queen will reportedly be a series regular in the upcoming Disney+ series.
The news that Marvel Studios series Ironheart cast Shea Couleé, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum and crowned queen of All Stars 5, in an undisclosed role elicits a number of responses. There’s excitement, duh, about an iconic and innovative and groundbreaking queen like Shea becoming part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s oodles of curiosity as we all wonder who she could be playing (note that Shea already has a Marvel Comics mutant based partly on her named Shade, aka Darkveil, so…). There’s lots of hope, too, because this marks another proud step forward for Marvel when it comes to queer...
Superhero of drag Shea Couleé is now officially a part of Marvel's superhero realm. EW has confirmed that the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 finalist has boarded Disney+'s upcoming Ironheart TV show as a series regular, though sources close to the project could not confirm the exact role she will play or if the All Stars 5 winner will be in or out of drag.
Ironheart has added a champion to its cast, with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Shea Coulée joining the series. Her role is currently under wraps, per Deadline. Dominique Thorne (Judas and the Black Messiah) leads the cast of Marvel's Disney+ series as Riri Williams/Ironheart, following her initial appearance as the character in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever later this year.
Her name is Shea Couleé, and she didn't come to play, she came to slay! The winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" season 5 and finalist on the recently ended "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars All Winners" is joining the cast of the upcoming Marvel Studios TV series "Ironheart" in an undisclosed role. "Beyond excited to be strutting out of the Werkroom right into the Marvel Cinematic Universe," Couleé said in a Twitter post regarding the announcement. "Words cannot express how excited I am to be a part of this amazing project!" Couleé continued by noting "Acting was my first love, and I'm thrilled to be doing it again in such a big way!"
With a musical performance reminiscent of Janet Jackson in both style and stamina, looks that made RuPaul gag, and a stellar lip sync of Kylie Minogue’s “Supernova,” Shea Couleé earned her rightful spot in the season seven finale of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars. Though the crown ultimately went to Jinx Monsoon, the experience felt like a graduation for the 33-year-old entertainer. “I feel like I’ve graduated and I’m stepping into a whole other arena” she said of her three season stint in the franchise. Last Friday, Couleé released “Your Name,” a groovy Disco banger that marks a new era for the Warsaw, Indiana native. Below, the queen catches up with Christopher John Rogers, her friend and the fashion designer behind Coulee’s electrifying finale look.