The highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther will be bringing familiar faces back, but is also set to introduce new characters. One such character, Riri Williams, has a role in the film ahead of her solo series Ironheart. Now, the actress behind the character, Dominique Thorne has revealed that she recently finished production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever via an Instagram story. Check it out below:
The actress was spotted on set back in August, where it looked like she was playing a college student at MIT. While Riri Williams’ true role in the Black Panther sequel has yet to be officially revealed, it is almost a given that it will in some way lead into her Disney+ series where she takes on the titular mantle of Ironheart.
First officially announced at Disney’s 2020 Investor’s Day presentation, the live-action show will follow the life of a genius, teenage MIT student Riri Williams as she invents her own high-tech suit of armor and follows in Tony Stark’s footsteps. While a release date for the series is unknown, we do know that Anthony Ramos, frequent Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborator and star of both In the Heights and Hamilton, has joined the cast of Ironheart in an undisclosed role. While fans wait for the series, they can look forward to Riri’s introduction in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is scheduled to release on Nov. 11, 2022.