Ironheart Marvel Legends Figure Shows Off Final Armor Capabilities


New images popping up on social media have revealed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Ironheart will be getting its own Marvel Legends figure.


An upcoming Marvel Legends based on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s Ironheart has apparently been revealed in new images that have emerged on social media.


The images show Riri Williams in what is likely the final version of her Ironheart armor. Dominique Thorne, who is best known for her roles in If Beale Street Could Talk and Judas and the Black Messiahwill play the future superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in wakanda forever. While it’s currently unknown at this time how Riri will factor into the sequel’s plot, trailers have suggested that she has a close friendship with T’Challa’s younger sister, Shuri (Letitia Wright).

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Created by Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato, Eve Ewing and Kevin Libranda, Riri Williams first appeared in Marvel Comics. Invincible Iron Man #7 in 2016 as a 15-year-old genius and MIT student who reverse-engineered Tony Stark’s technology to create his own armor. As Ironheart, she has been affiliated with both the Young Avengers and the Champions. Whereas Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will serve as the live-action debut of Ironheart, the character has previously appeared in the animated special Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron and the animated series Marvel’s Spidermanboth times voiced by Sofia Wylie.


Who will be the next Black Panther?

The upcoming MCU sequel will see the rulers of Wakanda fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of the death of King T’Challa. Following Chadwick Boseman’s passing in 2020, Marvel Studios confirmed that T’Challa would not be recast and that the character’s absence would be addressed in wakanda forever. Wright, who shared several scenes with his on-screen brother in the first Black Panther, recently opened up about filming the sequel without Boseman. “It was hard for me to imagine being on set without my brother,” the actor said. “It was something I had struggled with for months. The confidence that [Ryan Coogler] felt he heard Chadwick just give him that gentle push forward, to keep going. And the way Ryan would express he was bigger than all of us, and Chad would have wanted us to go on. That really encouraged me.” While Marvel Studios has yet to confirm who will take on the role of Black Panther in the MCU, multiple reports have suggested that Wright’s Shuri will become the film’s next Black Panther.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will also set up the Disney+ series Stone heart, which will further explore Riri Williams’ place in the MCU. While plot details on the upcoming solo series remain scarce, Anthony Ramos was recently confirmed as The Hood, a misfit who dons a hood that allows him to tap into the dark arts and magic. The first season will consist of six episodes and will be part of Phase 5 of the MCU. Filming began in June 2022 and is expected to last until mid-October.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in theaters November 11 while Stone heart is set to premiere on Disney+ in late 2023.

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