Marvel Studios will deliver a brand new armor-clad superhero to film theaters and to Disney Plus with Ironheart, the inheritor obvious of the late Tony Stark. Ironheart will seem in each this 12 months’s Black Panther sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and in a standalone, self-titled sequence for Disney Plus in 2023.
At San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, Marvel confirmed off its live-action Ironheart in the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is able to launch Nov. 11, 2022. The Ironheart present is a part of Marvel’s newly introduced Phase Five, although the solely timeline given was “Fall 2023.”
Ironheart’s alter ego is Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates what Marvel describes as “the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.” Played by Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk), younger Riri takes on the mantle of Ironheart after she builds her personal swimsuit of souped-up armor, one which she’ll apparently improve with the superior know-how of Wakanda and its highly effective extraterrestrial ingredient, Vibranium.
Riri Williams made her Marvel Comics debut in 2016, in the pages of Invincible Iron Man. While learning engineering at MIT — Tony Stark’s alma mater — Riri reverse-engineers an older mannequin of Iron Man’s armor and fights a little bit of crime, naturally garnering the consideration of Stark and later working alongside an AI duplicate of Tony after he fell right into a coma.
Ironheart isn’t the solely Iron Man spinoff in the works for Disney Plus. Marvel Studios additionally has Armor Wars, primarily based on the traditional comedian sequence of the identical title, coming to the streaming service subsequent 12 months. That sequence will deliver again Don Cheadle as James Rhodes, aka War Machine, to cope with Stark tech falling into the fallacious fingers.
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