Iron Man’s Legacy Continues With Ironheart In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Iron Man's Legacy Continues With Ironheart In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man is an genius/billionaire/playboy/philanthropist. His legacy is unbreachable in the MCU. Robert Downey Jr. portrayed the character. His last MCU debut is Avengers: Endgame.


Is Marvel Introducing A New Iron Man To The MCU?

In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Marvel will introduce Riri Williams, a.k.a. Ironheart, to the MCU. Riri is an MIT student like Peter Parker, who is also a genius inventor from Chicago who creates a suit of armor that rivals the one built by Tony Stark. In an interview with EW, Dominique Thorne, who plays Ironheart, said, “I love the fact that she is just fully herself,” Thorne added, “She’s definitely not the typical or traditional superhero. She’s very much Riri Williams, the 19-year-old student first, and then there’s this whole Ironheart business that she has to figure out.”

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Riri Williams a.k.a. Ironheart is created by Brian Michael Bendis and designed by Mike Deodato. The Marvel character first appeared in the comic issue Iron Man Vol. 2 #7, After that made her first significant appearance two issues later.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is directed by Ryan Coogler. The film stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett. The plot follows, “Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom.”


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022.


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Elina Raven is an author and content writer for maxblizz. Elina completed her graduation in MA Screen Production - Screenwriting and Documentary at the University Of the West Of England, Bristol.

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