11 Marvel Characters We Can't Wait To See In The MCU

10. Ironheart

Ironheart Riri Williams
Marvel Comics

It's hard to imagine an MCU without a genius flying around in an iron suit since Tony Stark's tragic departure. Luckily, we needn't have to imagine that kind of world for long, because we know Riri Williams is on her way.

In the comics, Riri is a gifted kid who suffers a great personal tragedy which spurs her to fight for good. As a student at MIT, she creates her own iron suit using materials that she steals from around the university campus. When she is confronted about it, she suits up and flies off.

While on the run, she meets Tony Stark, who gives her his blessing and becomes her mentor. It's unsure how this will happen within the MCU with Tony already being gone unless they've already met. Perhaps Riri will be upset at the prospect of a world without an iron suited hero and takes it upon herself to create one?

It looks like we'll find out soon. It has been confirmed that Dominique Thorn, the actress playing Riri, has been spotted on set filming for Black Panther 2. The character will debut in that film before going on to star in her own TV series on Disney+.


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