Iron Man’s Successor Meets Okoye & Shuri In Black Panther 2 Clip

A new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever clip shows Shuri and Okoye recruiting Ironheart to come to Wakanda. Letitia Wright’s Shuri and Danai Gurira’s Okoye are among the many original Black Panther characters returning in the highly-anticipated sequel subtitled Wakanda Forever, along with Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Winston Duke’s M’Baku, Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross, and Angela Bassett’s Ramonda. Due to his tragic death in 2020, Chadwick Boseman won’t appear in the sequel which was significantly reworked to honor the late actor’s incredible legacy as T’Challa.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will also be introducing some major new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This includes the sequel’s main antagonist, Namor the Sub-Mariner (Tenoch Huerta), the King of Talokan who leads an invasion into Wakanda in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. Also making their MCU debut in Wakanda Forever is Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) who already has her own eponymous Disney+ series, Ironheart, in the works. The brilliant young inventor builds a suit of armor similar to Tony Stark’s and is expected to act as Iron Man’s successor in the MCU.

Now, two weeks before the film debuts in theaters, Marvel has released another Black Panther: Wakanda Forever clip. Via Rotten Tomatoes, the video shows Okoye and Shuri barging into Riri’s apartment to bring her to Wakanda « conscious or unconscious. » Though Wakanda Forever is expected to be an emotionally charged film that deals with Boseman and T’Challa’s death, the clip shows off some of the sequel’s humorous side. Watch the new clip above.

Riri Williams is a student at MIT and a genius inventor who builds a suit of armor similar to Tony Stark’s and by all accounts, appears to be Iron Man’s successor in the MCU. The new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever clip reveals that Shuri and Okoye will recruit her to come to Wakanda, likely to help the nation stave off the invading forces led by Namor. Wakanda Forever’s trailers have shown that Riri will build her Ironheart armor there and eventually don the suit in the sequel.

Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler has previously teased the dynamic between Shuri and Riri in the sequel, which is apparent in this clip. There is mutual admiration between the two, given they are both young technological innovators who are also inheriting mantles from beloved heroes – Ironheart from Iron Man and Shuri is expected to be the next Black Panther. However, there are also some stark differences between the two – Shuri grew up privileged as the princess of Wakanda, while Riri grew up with limited resources in Chicago. The latest Black Panther: Wakanda Forever clip showcases the initial meeting between two characters who will play crucial roles in the sequel.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes