Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s story will continue beyond the big screen in Disney+’s direct sequel Ironheart, coming fall 2023.
In the upcoming Wakanda sequel, which hits theaters on Nov. 11, fans will be introduced to Riri Williams, a young MIT prodigy who creates her own Iron Man-inspired suit to become Ironheart. In the comics, Williams creates her own Iron Man suit and eventually takes up the mantle of Tony Stark.
Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore said in an interview with CinemaBlend that the idea for Ironheart came after Dominique Thorne had been cast as Ironheart in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
“That show is an outgrowth of how much we liked her in this movie and even on the page,” he said. “So, when we talked with [Throne] initially, obviously the character had been written to the script and she was the one and only person we talked about for the role. When she said yes and we were down the road with the script, we also started talking with [Ryan Coogler] about what the show could be.”
The series will see Williams “carrying the experiences she had in this movie back home to MIT,” he said, adding “there are some interesting repercussions to her adventures that will set her on a fun course.”