MCU First Look At Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams Ironheart

We just got our first look at MCU’s Riri Williams in Ironheart suit as portrayed by Dominique Thorne in the upcoming Disney Plus series. Presently, as Ironheart is deep in production for the series, photos surfaced on twitter showing Thorne in what seems to be an early type of suit. Specifically, Thorne portrays Riri Williams in the series who is a young genius, able to make her own suit inspired by Ironman.

While specific story for the series is still under wraps, Marvel has revealed it to be part of Phase 5. The character will be appearing in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever before her own Disney Plus series streams.

MCU First Look At Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams Ironheart

Apparently, the pictures circulating online comes from Ironheart News on twitter. Notably, parts of the donned suit has markings presumably for CGI augmented features. In line with this, an article from The Cosmic Circus posts that Thorne is already finished with her shoot for the Black Panther movie and now filming for her series. In the article, it is presumed that the appearance of Ironheart in Black Panther is after the events of the series. Mainly because, what will happen in the series will make sense if Williams is just beginning her journey as Ironheart. Thus, the upcoming series is more of a prequel or backstory.

This will explain the difference between the suit and the suit designs that will appear for Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Furthermore, the article from Lizzie Hill talks about the actual role of Anthony Ramos for the series. Back in February, Deadline reported that Ramos landed a key role for Ironheart series. Recently, developments indicate that the actor is The Hood. In fact, Murphy’s Multiverse shared photos from twitter featuring the actor in his costume.

Being part of MCU Phase 5, fans expect Ironheart to introduce characters instrumental to Armor Wars and even Secret Wars. MCU, universe 616, no longer has an Ironman. Tony Stark is dead. However, his technology is still alive in Stark Industries. More importantly, he still inspires the younger generation of the world. And, Riri Williams is one of those he inspires. Fortunately, Williams has the IQ that will make even Tony Stark proud.

MCU First Look At Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams Ironheart

MCU First Look At Dominique Thorne's Riri Williams Ironheart

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In the assumed storyline for the series, Williams gets kicked out of MIT for her activities deeming her unbecoming as a student of the institution. As it turns out, she accepts student assignments for a fee. Of which, she saves to fund her research and creation of her own suit. Eventually, the institution catches her and the rest is history. In the comics, Williams reverse-engineers an early Ironman suit then creates her own using stolen items in campus. Just as she is about to get caught, she flies in her suit. Testing the suit’s flight capabilities, she inadvertently stopped inmates from escaping from the New Mexico State Penitentiary. In the process, she also weakened the integrity of her suit but was able to get home. In turn, these activities put her on Tony Stark’s radar.

Considering that Tony Stark no longer exists in the current MCU, it is possible that she can still appear in Stark Industries’ persons of interest. However, her appearance in Black Panther suggests that Wakanda caught wind of her potential first. Or, at least acted on it more quickly.

We look forward to seeing Ironheart fly into the skies.


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