Black Panther 2 Promo Art Reveals Best Look Yet at Ironheart's Suit
A piece of promotional art for Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever offers the best look yet at the version of the Ironheart armor Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) will wear in the film.
The art sees Riri sporting what appears to be the "Mark 1" version of her Ironheart armor -- which is presumably the version she is seen building in the official teaser trailer for Wakanda Forever. This illustration belongs to the same collection of promo art that gave fans their first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Namor (Tenoch Huerta) and Shuri's (Letitia Wright) new threads. While this particular piece of artwork has surfaced online before, this is by far the most high-quality version to date.
Much like how the MCU's Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) went on to improve and revamp his Iron Man armor after creating the initial Mark 1 model, Ironheart will presumably make some upgrades of her own in her upcoming Disney+ series. Notably, in the Marvel comic books, Riri initially created a rather bulky Ironheart suit before developing the sleeker version she is perhaps best known for.
Ironheart's MCU Debut Is Imminent
The sequel to 2018's Black Panther, Wakanda Forever is slated to premiere on Friday, Nov. 11. The film will close out Phase Four of the MCU. After making her Marvel debut in the film, Thorne will reprise her role as Riri Williams in the Disney+ series Ironheart, which is scheduled to premiere in fall 2023 as part of Phase Five.
Created by Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato, Eve Ewing and Kevin Libranda, Riri Williams/Ironheart made her first full appearance in 2016's Invincible Iron Man #9. In the comics, Riri is a teenage MIT student who manages to create an Iron Man-esque suit of armor using material stolen from the campus. While Riri's exploits initially land her in hot water, the original Iron Man himself, Tony Stark, comes to endorse her role as the world's latest armored superhero. In addition to Thorne as the eponymous character, Marvel Studios' live-action Ironheart series stars Anthony Ramos, Harper Anthony, Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, Shea Couleé, Zoe Terakes and Lyric Ross.
See Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart in Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, in theaters Nov. 11.