Riri Williams is about to be one of the next teen superheroes to debut in the MCU with her own Disney Plus streaming series in the works along with a scheduled appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and perhaps another cameo in the upcoming Armor Wars streaming series.
The teenage technological genius made her comic book debut in 2016’s Invincible Iron Man #7 (opens in new tab), as an overachieving 15-year-old college student diligently building her own do-it-yourself giant body armor.
Sounds like the next Tony Stark, right? Well, sure, as Riri could play an important unoccupied role in the post-Stark Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Riri isn’t just Tony Stark Jr. and definitely stands on her own two armored feet, as we’ll explain.
MCU followers will get to know Riri Williams played by actor Dominique Thorne later in 2022 on the big screen in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and then after as the star of her own eponymous Disney Plus streaming series Ironheart. But we can introduce you to her sooner than that…