BLACK PANTHER WAKANDA FOREVER Will Introduce Ironheart Ahead of Her Own Series. We haven’t heard much about the upcoming Black Panther sequel. It could be partly to do with Chadwick […]
BLACK PANTHER WAKANDA FOREVER Will Introduce Ironheart Ahead of Her Own Series.
We haven’t heard much about the upcoming Black Panther sequel. It could be partly to do with Chadwick Boseman’s passing and the hole it left in the film, but Kevin Feige dropped a big nugget of information for us today during a press conference for Shang-Chi: the Legend of the Ten Rings.
He revealed that the Marvel character Riri Williams a.k.a. Ironheart will make her MCU debut in Black Panther Wakanda Forever. She will be played by Dominique Thorne, who was previously cast in the role of the Disney+ Ironheart series in development. Feige shared:
“We’re shooting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, right now, and the character of Riri Williams, you will meet in Black Panther 2 first. She started shooting, I think, this week before her Ironheart series.”
I would say that’s a pretty noteworthy update on the film and Ironheart series. Riri Williams is a 15-year old engineering genius and the creator of the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man. Williams attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the comics where she develops her own Iron-Man armor suit. This catches the eye of Tony Stark who supports her efforts and helps her grow. Obviously, since Stark is dead in the MCU they will have to take the series in a different direction and bring in a new mentor for Williams.
Ryan Coogler is currently directing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the cast includes Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Daniel Kaluuya Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, and Martin Freeman. Tenoch Huerta was also cast as Namor.