Tony Stark is the genius Billionaire in the MCU and the only true Armored Avenger. The character who launched the MCU and helped make it what it is today. Obviously, a lot can be said about Robert Downey Jr.’s most famous role.
His Iron Man appeared in a total of nine films and was the one who ended the Mad Titan Thanos once and for all by sacrificing his own life in the latest Avengers film. Tony’s legacy can be felt throughout the MCU, through the heroes who strive to live up to his name, such as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man.
Tribute Scene to Iron Man
Soon, Marvel Studios’ 30th film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will introduce audiences to Riri Williams, a young woman who develops her own Iron Man-style suit and becomes Ironheart.
Riri can be glimpsed several times in the Wakanda Forever trailer, working on her armor and bonding with fellow tech genius Shuri. And there’s one snippet of the character, played by Dominique Thorne, that will make some fans go back to 2008.
In the new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, released at San Diego Comic-Con, Riri Williams is seen pounding a piece of metal with a hammer as she makes her Ironheart suit.
The similarities between these two shots are completely intentional. It’s meant to draw parallels between the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first armored superhero and the next.
And of course, Riri has her own show coming to Disney+ in 2023 that will be taken from the Wakanda Forever show. However, not much is known about the series’ story beyond that.
Riri Williams will debut in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which hits theaters November 11; Ironheart will land on Disney+ in fall 2023.