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‘There is a Connection’: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Will Show How Riri Williams is Connected To Tony Stark, Reveal How Ironheart Becomes Iron Man’s Successor

Riri Williams is Connected To Tony Stark

Riri Williams, a teenage engineering student and certified super-genius, who reverse engineers the Iron Man’s suit, is a hot topic these days. All this is because she is about to be introduced in the up-and-coming movie Black Panther:Wakanda Forever.  Although the comics illustrates the introduction as Riri Williams meeting Tony Stark about taking up the mantle, the live-action portrays it by introducing Ironheart into a world where Stark has died, following the battle with Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. The movie will be revealing the connection between Ironheart and Iron Man. Also, it will map out the whole story behind Ironheart becoming the successor to Iron Man.

Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams aka Ironheart in Black Panther:Wakanda Forever.
Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams aka Ironheart in Black Panther:Wakanda Forever.

Ryan Coogler talks about the complexity of the connection between Riri Williams and Tony Stark

Ryan Coogler, the director on Riri Williams-Tony Stark connection.
Ryan Coogler, the director on Riri Williams-Tony Stark connection.

In a short conversation with the SuperFans from India, the director, Ryan Coogler is asked about Riri Williams and her connection with Tony Stark, if there is any, to begin with. Coogler  gave a non-answer to this question, not really wanting to put the spoilers out,saying there is a connection. He reveals that there is a connection but it is a complicated one. He does not reveal how complicated or what the complexity is about this connection. He could be seen talking about it in this video:

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Riri Williams is someone who has not been encountered with something as peculiar as what she is going to deal with in Wakanda, as admitted by the director. Coogler also adds that she is an audience surrogate, helping the audience with the whole what’s-going-on routine. Although being in unison with the other characters, Williams is new to cultures while others are fully stalked in the culture of Wakanda. Coogler also teases that the audience will get to know a little bit about how Williams became who she is [Ironheart].

Riri Williams debuts as Iron Man’s successor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

Riri Williams as Ironheart in the comics.
Riri Williams as Ironheart in the comics.

Riri Williams, a 19-year old, will be introduced into a world where his hero, his inspiration died. She will, using her skills of intelligence, she designed a suit of armor like Iron Man’s, built with material she stole from campus. With Tony Stark no longer around in the MCU, everything points at Riri counting on Shuri’s guidance instead. Dominique Thorne will debut as Riri Williams aka Ironheart, a mind-baffling replacement of Ironman.

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Ironheart, the successor to the Avengers Legend, Ironman.
Ironheart, the successor to the Avengers Legend, Ironman.

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Riri Williams, according to the comics, has to go to Wakanda due to a zombie outbreak. What leads her to the place is the only source of defeating the enemy responsible for the zombie outbreak, Eclipse. She locates the Wellspring of power to be in Wakanda with the help of Doctor Strange. While in Wakanda, she meets Shuri, the Princess of Wakanda, youngest child of T’Chaka and Ramonda, sister of T’Challa, and the leader of the Wakandan Design Group. The two have a bumpy first encounter but before parting, Riri is told by Shuri that there would always be a place for her in Wakanda if she ever wanted it.

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Written by Sarah Mir