Marvel fans will get a glance at one of the up-and-coming heroes of the MCU sooner than anticipated.
Dominique Thorne, who will star as the superhero Ironheart in her own Disney Plus series, will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” one year from now, Variety has affirmed.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige originally uncovered the news in an interview with Comicbook.com while talking about the forthcoming “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
“We’re shooting ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ right now, and the character of Riri Williams, you will meet in ‘Black Panther 2’ first,” he told Comicbook.com. “She started shooting, I think, this week before her ‘Ironheart’ series.”
Ironheart, a.k.a. Riri Williams, was presented in the Marvel funnies in 2016 as a 15-year-old MIT student who figures out Iron Man’s armor to make her own suit of armor. With the help of Iron Man, a.k.a. Tony Stark, Riri takes on the name Ironheart and becomes a superhero. Her solo Disney Plus series was reported at Disney’s investor day in December 2020 and presently doesn’t have a release date.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will hit theaters on July 8, 2022, and production started in June 2021. Subtleties on the film are being left hidden, however cast individuals Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba and Angela Bassett will probably reprise their roles from the first film. Variety exclusively uncovered last month that “I May Destroy You” maker and star Michaela Coel joined the cast in an unknown role.
Thorne was recently found in “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
Chinaka Hodge, an essayist on Apple’s “Amazing Stories” and TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” will serve as head writer on “Ironheart.” Other Marvel shows coming to Disney Plus incorporate “Hawkeye,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk,” “Armor Wars,” “Secret Invasion,” an untitled Wakanda series, a “Gatekeepers of the Galaxy” holiday special and Season 2 of “Loki.”
Thorne is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency, Viewpoint and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.