People are truly enjoying Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and one of the reasons for all the excitement is the arrival of Riri Williams. After all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel didn't waste time in revealing that the MIT student is truly a brilliant character. Needless to say, Dominique Thorne confirms that Riri's debut in Black Panther 2 had perfectly set the tone for her standalone Ironheart series.
"I think that one of the beautiful things about Riri is that when we meet her both in the comics and on-screen we're meeting someone in the middle of their day-to-day. We're sort of getting to peek in at someone's life in the middle of it," Thorne said.
"We haven't really gotten the origin story that we might expect when we hear that a new hero is being introduced," she continued. "But rather it feels more like a day in the life of this 19-year-old college student who also happened to do something crazy in her spare time and now she kind of has to deal with it."
Thorne also pointed out that Riri Williams' experience in Black Panther 2 also made the character realize that she is a lot better than she initially suspected.
"I think that when we get to dive into her world in Ironheart, we're also getting the opportunity to explore who Riri is when the stakes are not quite as exaggerated, but also to see what adventures she might get into when or if she does have to sort of reflect on or contend with the ambitions of hers that got her into that situation in the first place," she said.
"You know, I don't think it's until this moment in Wakanda Forever that we think about why now? Like why on this day are we seeing Riri? Well, on this day, she realizes the potential that her brilliance has," Thorne said.
We're truly loving what Riri has done in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and we can't wait to see more of her in her own Ironheart series.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now screening in theaters worldwide.