We know that Riri Williams a.k.a. Ironheart will get her own Disney+ show, but the character is said to be making her debut in this year’s upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We don’t have any official reveal from Marvel yet, but some leaked promo art may give us our first look at the MCU’s Riri.
Check the promo art for Wakanda Forever down here:
New promo art of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever#BlackPantherWakandaForever #Marve #MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/16MMpDpTyA
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Since Riri’s origin is all about her building her own Iron Man suit, it would make sense that she would McGuyver something in the first movie that we see her in. The arc reactor on her chest does look like a heart, and based on what I’m seeing, it’s possible that they gave her some oversized shoulders like Samus from Metroid.
Besides Riri, the art also features other returning characters Shuri, Nakia, and Okoye. With rumors suggesting that Shuri will be the next Panther, I’m curious why she doesn’t have a black suit in this promo art. Is the movie going to make the audience guess who is up next for the BP mantle after T’Challa?
Going back to Riri, I am curious on how the MCU will deal with her taking up the Ironheart mantle, seeing that we barely see her make any kind of connection with Tony Stark. If anything, it’s Spider-Man who has been dubbed as ‘Iron Man Jr.’ by the fans, but with Peter Parker having been forgotten by the world, there’s a lot of room for Riri to be the next Iron Avenger.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on Nov. 11.