“This legacy is going in the right direction”: Robert Downey Jr. FaceTimed Dominique Thorne to Encourage Her For Ironheart, Believes She Will Do Justice to Iron Man Legacy

Robert Downey Jr. FaceTimed Dominique Thorne
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The introduction of Riri Williams’ Ironheart as played by Dominique Thorne in the Marvel Cinematic Universe changed the tides of the franchise with a new outlook on Iron Man’s legacy. Her entry at first was somewhat skeptical according to fans of Robert Downey Jr., especially after his performance in Avengers: Endgame. The actor set up the entire MCU with the first Iron Man and with it, the franchise took off afterward at an immediate rising, bringing about tonnes of success for the MCU.

Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever gave the fans Dominique Thorne’s first appearance as the superhero with one of the smartest brains in the MCU. Her journey in the franchise has just begun and Robert Downey Jr. seems to be one of her biggest supporters.

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Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams Become MCU’s Newest Mechanic In Town

Iron Man’s legacy continues to live on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Iron Patriot and now with Ironheart. Robert Downey Jr. left a major impact on the fans and those who adore the character. Riri Williams, a 19-year-old MIT student, can dazzle Shuri with her engineering prowess. Even though she has only begun to fill the vacuum left by Iron Man, she has already made a name for herself.

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

“A cast mate over on Ironheart had actually done a show with him and connected us, and he had some beautiful words to say about how much he believes that Riri Williams is and should always be her own person, her own thing. That this legacy is headed in the right direction and all the beautiful encouraging things that you hope to hear from the Iron Man himself.”

Dominique Thorne became the iconic character and it wasn’t until later that she got the opportunity to meet Downey. Her role as the next face of iron suits became a hit amongst the fans.

Also Read: ‘This is her outside of her element’: Riri Williams Actress Dominique Thorne Claims Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Only Showed a Fraction of Her Genius


Ironheart’s Future In The MCU With Dominque Thorne

Thorne met the actor who portrays Tony Stark only after the filming for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was almost over. This allowed the young actor to take her angle for the character, which led to her success. Having not been bound by the values and stories of Iron Man and his journey, Riri Williams gets to create her version of what could soon be the future of Ironheart.

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Dominique Thorne as Ironheart

The upcoming show with the same name is said to explore the character even further as Dominique Thorne stated that what was seen in her latest film was merely scratching the surface of what the character is capable of. With Iron Man no longer being a future part of the franchise, the character of Riri Williams has a lot of responsibility and expectations to live up to.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is available to watch in theatres.


Also Read: ‘What an incredibly graceful human being’: Robert Downey Jr Called MCU Casting Chadwick Boseman a “Game Changer”, Said Black Panther is a Better Movie Than Iron Man

Source: Screen Rant

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