MCU’s Ironheart Will Make Her Debut in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams will make her debut in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” according to a source. Disney’s “Ironheart” series was first announced at its Investor Day in December, unveiling that Dominque Thorne will play Riri Williams, a young black woman who takes over the mantle of Iron Man. “She started shooting, I think, this week before her Ironheart series,” Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, told ComicBook.com

MCU’s Ironheart Will Make Her Debut in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
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Based on the comics, Williams is a black teen prodigy attending MIT who builds her own suit by reverse-engineering Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit design. Williams happens to be a genius like Tony Stark. From the comics, Pepper Potts mentors Riri in a similar fashion to how Tony Stark took Peter Parker under his wing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, giving Williams the resources and an AI suit.

Although Ironheart is a pretty new character in the comics which debuted in 2016 and was created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato. Heading Thorne’s live action series will be Chinaka Hodge who will serve as the head writer of the series.

The new series is one of the most anticipated Disney+ series in the pipeline; however, it still has to wait its turn. Marvel Studios is expected to launch “Ms. Marvel” and “Hawkeye” prior year ending, and will have “She-Hulk,” “Moon Knight,” “Armor Wars,” “Secret Invasion,” and untitled “Black Panther” spinoff series which is set in Wakanda. Also, there’s the “Guardians of the Galaxy” holiday special which is expected to release on 2022.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will land on the streaming platform on July 8th, 2022.

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