First Look at Iron Man-Like Ironheart Armor Close-Up In Black Panther 2

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Ironheart, Black Panther 2, Iron Man, Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to introduce Iron Man's replacement, Ironheart, into the MCU, and it looks like Marvel Studios finally revealed the best look yet at the young heroine in its latest promo. 

Dominique Thorne's Riri Williams has been a significant part of Black Panther 2's marketing, with the sequel's first trailer releasing the first official footage of the MCU's newcomer. While a good chunk of the early footage has shown glimpses of Ironheart's upgraded suit, official merchandise from the sequel revealed the best look at the costume and its weapons. 

In addition, Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore also confirmed that the Ironheart Disney+ series will act as a "direct sequel" to Wakanda Forever, saying that it explores the "interesting repercussions" of Williams' journey. 

Now, it seems that Marvel Studios is going all-out in showing Ironheart in all her glory.

The Best Look Yet at the MCU's Ironheart

Marvel Studios officially released a new promo for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that showcased the best look yet at Dominique Thorne as Ironheart. 

At the 0:21 mark of the promo, a stunning look at the front side of Ironheart's upgraded armor was unveiled for the first time in full footage: 

Ironheart, Black Panther 2
Marvel Studios

A close-up look at Ironheart's thrusters was also revealed: 

Ironheart, Black Panther 2
Marvel Studios

This marks the first time that Marvel Studios released close-up footage of Ironheart's suit. 

The promo can be seen below: 

Is Ironheart's Armor More Powerful Than Iron Man's?

This latest close-up look at Ironheart's upgraded armor has led to many questions about whether it is more powerful than Tony Stark's suit of armor in the MCU. 

In Marvel Comics, Ironheart and Iron Man's armors are on the same level, with their most advanced suits being on par with one another. However, it seems that Wakanda's involvement in Riri Williams' journey could prove to be the difference maker in the MCU, mainly because her suit could be upgraded with the strongest metal on Earth, Vibranium. 

Official Marvel Legends merchandise revealed that Ironheart's armor has several notable weapons, including guns, a repulsor canon, a powerful jetpack with thrusters, and what appears to be a blade. In comparison to Iron Man's first suit from his first movie in 2008, Williams clearly has the advantage. 

It's also reasonable to assume that Shuri will provide more technological upgrades to Ironheart as well as Vibranium that could make it a far stronger armor than any of Stark's suits. 

Hopefully, Wakanda Forever will provide a clear answer to this question when it premieres in theaters this Friday, November 11. 

- In This Article: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Release Date
November 11, 2022
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.