Written by Edwin Francisco
It looks like the Young Avengers are complete with Iron Lad reportedly being cast. Alex A.J. Gardner seems to have gotten the role of Nathaniel Richards, otherwise known as Iron Lad.
This information is courtesy of our friends over at Small Screen.
He is a new actor with only three titles under his belt according to IMDB.
Gardner is a well-known athlete who excelled in basketball, soccer, football.
The actor was injured on May 2019 which led to his hamstring muscle separating from his bone.
This forced him not to play sports anymore and rethink his career, eventually deciding to focus on acting instead at a young age of 18.
We will have to see how Gardner fares as Iron Lad and with the rest of the cast.
This might be his big break for his acting career.
The character Iron Lad (Nathaniel Richards) has multiple personalities based on what universe you are referring to; he is even referred to as Kang the Conqueror.
There is a possibility that this may be delved further after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022) and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2022).
We do know that Jonathan Majors is already cast as Kang the Conqueror for the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp movie.
Iron Lad Has Reportedly Been Cast For Young Avengers
In the comics, Nathaniel Richards comes from the future and of Earth-6311.
Note that the universe we are familiar with in the comics is called Earth-616.
Nathaniel of Earth-6311 saw his future self become Kang the Conqueror. He wanted to prevent himself from this ever happening and decided to travel through time and the multiverse to Earth-616.
This is where he turns into Iron Lad and formed the Young Avengers.
We have seen Cassie (Cassandra) Lang onscreen played by Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp) and also by Emma Furhamann (Avengers: Endgame).
She has been replaced with Kathryn Newton for the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
You might not have noticed, but the Patriot has already shown up in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Actor Elijah Richardson played Eli (Elijah) Bradley, grandson of Isiah Bradley.
Eli Bradley is the Patriot in the comics.
Hailee Steinfeld has filmed Hawkeye as Kate Bishop, which is scheduled to show in late 2021 in Disney Plus.
Ms. Marvel is now currently filming with Iman Vallani in the starring role.
The TV series is planned to be released either late 2021 or early 2022.
Now it seems the Young Avengers has the full cast.
With Alex A.J. Gardner as Iron Lad, Hailee Steinsfeld as Hawkeye, Kathryn Newton as Stature, Elijah Richardson as Patriot, Iman Vallani as Ms Marvel.
It is going to be interesting to see how this all comes together.
Header image by JAOPICART.