‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Tie-In Ad Shows Off Ironheart’s Powers

One more month until Iron Heart's live-action debut!

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Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams tests out her Ironheart armor in a new promotional video for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Target and Marvel Studios have teamed up for the marketing campaign of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which arrives in theaters this November. This morning, Target dropped a promotional video for the upcoming Marvel Studios feature, spotlighting Riri Williams, an MIT student who creates her own version of the Iron Man armor. In the pages of Marvel comics, Riri goes by “Ironheart.” You can see her in action in the video below.

Dominique Thorne plays Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, setting up Iron Heart’s Marvel Cinematic Universe future. The actress is best known for her roles in drama films like If Beale Street Could Talk and Judas and the Black Messiah.

Following her appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Dominique Thorne is set to reprise her role as Riri Williams for a six-episode Ironheart series on Disney Plus. The series, which is being developed by Snowpiercer writer Chinaka Hodge, is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia.

The storyline of the Black Panther sequel

The official synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever can be found below, courtesy of Disney.

“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman and Angela Bassett.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently scheduled to open on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the MCU and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.