Black Panther 2: Ironheart – that’s why she wasn’t introduced in her own Disney+ series first!

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Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever introduces Riri Wiliams aka Ironheart, who will soon get her own Disney+ series. Now actress Dominique Thorne reveals why the movie came before the series.

  • Dominique Thorne makes her Marvel debut as Riri Wiliams aka Ironheart in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
  • Ironheart will also get its own Disney+ series in the fall of 2023. But why doesn’t the series represent Ironheart’s Marvel debut?
  • In an interview, Dominique Thorne now reveals why Riri makes her first appearance in “Black Panther 2.”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has been successfully launched in cinemas. The blockbuster is the finale of the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Accordingly, the overall plot has been advanced by introducing Namor and Riri Wiliams aka Ironheart.

Ironheart is played by Dominique Thorne, who will reprise the role in the Disney+ series “Ironheart.” Filming has already wrapped and “Ironheart” is scheduled to begin streaming in the fall of 2023. But why was Riri Williams first introduced in “Black Panther 2” and not in her Disney+ series?

Actress Dominique Thorne addressed this question and provided an answer in an interview with US magazine Collider:

I think that one of the most beautiful things about Riri is that we meet her in her natural daily routine both in the comics and in the movie. We’re just looking into a person’s life. We haven’t even gotten to the origin story that we might expect when we hear that a new hero or heroine is being introduced. Instead, it feels like a day in the life of a 19-year-old college student who just does something crazy in her spare time and has to deal with it.

Dominique Thorne, Ironheart in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”


“And I think as we dive into this world of Ironheart, it also gives us a chance to get to know who Riri is when there’s not so much at stake, but also see what adventures she might go on, what she might be struggling with and reflecting on in terms of her own ambitions that have brought her to where she is now.”

Thorne continues, “I think it’s up until this moment in ‘Wakanda Forever’ that we think, why now of all times? Why are we seeing Riri on this day of all days?’ Well, on this day, Riri discovers the potential that lies within her.”

We think Thorne gives a fabulous answer. To get you ready for the series launch on Disney+’s Novelty lineup, we’re telling you everything you need to know about Riri Williams aka Ironheart!

In addition, we list all the new Marvel releases for you, because until the release of “Ironheart” in the fall of 2023, we expect so many other films and series from the MCU. Next year, we’ll continue with “Secret Invasion” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”.

Black Panther 2: When does the film start on Disney+?

Black Panther 2: Ironheart - that's why she wasn't introduced in her own Disney+ series first!
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever © Marvel

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been in cinemas since November 9, 2022. An official Disney+ launch date has not yet been set. However, we can expect the film to come to the Disney+ novelty program in February 2023.

Black Panther 2: Trailer

The official trailer for “Black Panther 2” is epic yet sad. We are already given an idea of how Chadwick Boseman’s passing will be handled. It looks like you should take tissues with you to the cinema.

Black Panther 2: Plot

Black Panther 2
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever © Marvel

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” represents a sequel to “Black Panther”, but in typical Marvel fashion also makes reference to other films such as “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Widow” or “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”. In terms of content, the film picks up on the death of Chadwick Boseman and also lets T’Challa die.

Namor, the Marvel counterpart to DC’s Aquaman, is introduced as the antagonist for the residents of Wakanda. Further info is being kept under wraps. After all, Marvel fans should not be spoiled. With Riri Williams, by the way, another new character will be introduced, who will get her own Disney+ series with “Ironheart”.