Black Panther 2 Star Teases “Drastic” Changes In Next MCU Appearance
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Dominique Thornes has introduced Riri Williams to the broader MCU, but it looks like the actress’ portrayal will be drastically different when the young Avenger returns in her upcoming Disney+ series.
Thorne has already announced this Black Panther 2 was just a taste of who Riri Williams is, and found that her true self was being held back because of her nature “out of their element.”
The MCU newcomer also addressed concerns about becoming Iron Man’s replacement, noting that she feels “People are really interested” to find out more about her character afterwards Wakanda forever.
Dominique Thorne talks about Ironheart performance
Speaking to Teen Vogue, Ironheart actress Dominique Thorne shared that she read nearly all of the source material available for Riri Williams and went over her appearances in the comics.
The actress explained that Williams’ performance in heart of steel “could be very different” out of Black Panther 2, saying that it’s important to know the comic book version of the character on an intimate level so that they “could choose to translate” Details in Live Action:
“My understanding was that the presentation of Riri in Wakanda Forever and in heart of steel could be drastically different.”
Thorne then spoke about how unique her portrayal will be in the upcoming Disney+ series:
“I can’t imagine not taking the time to dive. But at the same time… there is nothing to explore. There is nothing to know. Either you feel it or you don’t. That’s sometimes where the magic happens. But once you know what the “rules” are, it’s easier to break them. [Like if I was] I want to play someone who is about to drown and I want to be the best swimmer here.”
In Wakanda forever, was the first scene Thorne filmed, with Angela Bassett. While Thorne confirmed that she wasn’t interested in the idea of filming with the veteran actress, she said that she was instead intimidated by how she would introduce her MCU character with limited screen time and information in the sequel:
“I [didn’t] know if the decisions I made worked or not. How is your family? what is her private life Does she believe in god? All of these questions about who this girl is were questions that only she could answer [Ironheart] Scripts I didn’t have back then. It was like, how do I represent and portray a complete human being but also leave room for the rest of their personality to be filled in later? How do I take a stand but not commit too much because that could change?”
Packed for after filming heart of steelThorne believed she knew Riri Williams better than anyone in the world.
As noted by Teen Vogue, filming for heart of steel started in Atlanta and ended in Chicago (Riri’s hometown). Thorne also pointed out that Chicago is a “respected character in history.”
The MCU actress eventually teased that heart of steel will allow fans to see a different side of Riri “what it looks like to be young and black from Chicago:”
“I bet a lot of people have never seen a person claiming to be the smart nerd pull up and search someone’s pockets. And I like that. There are so many more levels to go to [show about] what it looks like to be young and black and from Chicago.”
Why developing Ironheart is critical for Phase 5 and beyond
Recent comments from Dominique Thorne suggest a different Riri Williams will be starring heart of steelwhich has been a promising sign ever since Black Panther: Wakanda Forever changed character forever.
In addition to Riri’s development in Black Panther 2Thorne’s performance will be imbued with her own perspective, informed by the character’s experiences in her hometown.
Thorne’s notion of delving deep into the character’s story essentially demonstrates her commitment to the role, and this could be key to further developing her portrayal in future outings.
While the MCU sequel gave a glimpse of Riri as a strong ally of Wakanda, Disney+ heart of steel is ready to show what the young Avenger is capable of as a full-fledged superhero.
That way, when answering the call of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in one of the next two, Riri would feel confident that she would get the job done avenger movies.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be streamed on Disney+ meanwhile heart of steel has no release date yet.
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