Before her series on Disney Plus, the heroine played by Dominique Thorne will appear in Wakanda Forever.
At the end of 2020, we learned thata new Marvel series in live action was going to be launched around a new character: Riri Williams / Ironheart, a young superheroine created only in 2015 in the comics by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato. A true little genius, she manages to appropriate the inventions of Tony Stark / Iron Man to make her own armor and fight crime. She will be played by Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street could speak).
Surprise, Kevin Feige just revealed at a press conference devoted to the latest Marvel, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, that this new superheroine would finally appear as soon as Black panther 2, currently filming. A way of creating new links between the cinematographic saga and that developed on television, phase 4 of Marvel relying more and more on the Disney Plus series to retain the public. “We are filming Wakanda Forever and you will meet the character of Riri Williams in this movie first, detailed the producer, relayed by Variety. The actress started filming this week, I believe, before her Ironheart series. “
Black panther 2, still directed by Ryan Coogler, is due in theaters in July 2022. T’Challa will not be re-cast following the death of Chadwick Boseman, but the film will continue to explore the universe of Wakanda and develop its supporting characters, like Shuri (Laetitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), M’Baku (Winston Duke), etc.
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