At last years Investor Day event, Disney announced they would be making a brand new Marvel series for Disney+ featuring Ironheart, which will star Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.

While we don’t know when the “Ironheart” series will be headed to Disney+, we now know that in the upcoming film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, the character will be introduced.

During an interview with, Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, confirmed:

“We’re shooting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, right now, and the character of Riri Williams, you will meet in Black Panther 2 first… She started shooting, I think, this week before her Ironheart series.”

We don’t know very much about the upcoming Black Panther sequel, but we will see most of the original films cast return.  It’s also been confirmed that Chadwick Boseman hasn’t been recast as T’challa.

It’s also possible that Riri Williams is introduced in the film, which later leads to an origin story of Ironheart in her own series.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is currently still scheduled to be released in cinemas in the United States on July 8th, 2022, so with filming on “Ironheart” taking place afterwards, it might be late 2022 or early 2023 before we see the “Ironheart” series on Disney+.

Are you looking forward to seeing Ironheart join the MCU?


Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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  1. ScionStorm August 20, 2021

    Riri's motivation for being a hero: Her school teacher told her she could be anything. So she harassed her teacher about not being oppressed until the teacher gave in and random said she could never be Tony Stark. So from that moment she decided she'd become Iron Man. This is a terrible origin and the character appears sociopathic. Why is she getting her own show? There's a better character with a better origin that isn't a sociopath that has ties to Stark's own origin. But she's left forgotten in favor of Riri.