Dominique Thorne, the actress who plays the superhero character of Ironheart in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, revealed that the film didn’t showcase the true essence of her character and claimed that fans would be seeing Ironheart’s true version in her upcoming Disney+ series.
Although her role in Black Panther 2 marked the debut of Riri Williams, Dominique Thorne admitted that it was merely the tip of the iceberg and that her new series based on the armored superhero will do justice to the character and depict Ironheart in a much more elaborate and precise manner.
Dominique Thorne says Black Panther 2 showed only a hint of Ironheart
Dominique Thorne marked her debut as a Marvel superhero in the Black Panther sequel that was shepherded by the famous filmmaker, Ryan Coogler.
Although the movie did a commendable job of representing her character, the Judas and the Black Messiah actress explained how the film only presented “one side” of who Riri Williams really is.
“The film does such a good job of showcasing one sliver, one side of who she is. We get a little taste of the colors that exist within her — we see her as a hustler; we see her as a little bit of a bully; we see her fearful; we see her in all these different lights. But primarily, she is in a world of confusion. This is her outside of her element, in the very opposite of her comfort zone, so the Riri that we see, it’s a bit of fight or flight [mode].”
And it makes perfect sense because, at the end of the day, Black Panther 2 isn’t about Riri Williams and a storyline that is primarily invested in her superhero character will obviously produce a more gripping demonstration of Ironheart, which the Disney+ series of the same name will soon be fulfilling.
Ironheart’s character will be seen more vividly in her Disney+ series
Thorne is set to star in the superhero series named Ironheart as part of Marvel Phase 5 and although no release date has been announced yet, the first season of the show is said to air on Disney+ during the latter part of 2023.
The If Beale Street Could Talk star teased fans with the prospect of seeing the real side of Riri Williams and a closer and more personal look at her life in Ironheart as she pointed out the part about her character being “outside of her element” in Black Panther 2.
“That’s such a great place for the audience to be because by the time that they get to ‘Ironheart,’ they are in for the chance to sink into who she is truly, without the war of the worlds [between the kingdoms of Wakanda and Talokan] in the background. We get to see who she is day-to-day, but also get a bit more of an understanding of the genius that got her into this situation in the first place.”
Sure, fans got to see an inkling of Riri Williams, but they’ll soon be able to enjoy the character in her own element in the series that will explicitly focus on her life.
Ironheart is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2023.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now out in cinemas.
Source: The Direct