MCU Ironheart Suit Officially Revealed By Black Panther 2 Merch (Photo)

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Ironheart Funko, Black Panther 2 logo

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will introduce a plethora of new characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one of them is Riri Williams, aka Ironheart. The character will be portrayed by Dominique Thorne and the film will serve as her launchpad before being featured in her own Disney+ series. Ironheart's role in Wakanda Forever is still being kept under wraps, but signs indicate that she will have a significant role in the sequel

Black Panther 2's first official trailer featured many glimpses of the new MCU hero, and it appears that Letitia Wright's Shuri will be her ally and mentor in the movie. In addition, brief scenes of Williams creating her Mark 1 armor were also revealed. 

Now, to celebrate the arrival of Ironheart, a special new Funko Pop! has been unveiled.

Ironheart Receives the Funko Pop Treatment 

The Hollywood Reporter shared the first look at the official Funko Pop! Vinyl figure of Dominique Thorne's Ironheart, showing off the character's Mark 1 armor that will debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Ironheart Funko

Riri Williams' first suit has a similar-looking arc reactor and repulsor tech. In addition, the young hero's first armor doesn't include a helmet, with her goggles serving as her protection instead. 

Pre-order the Ironheart Funko Pop! here.

Namor funko

Tenoch Huerta's Namor also received the Funko treatment, showcasing a detailed look at the character's Atlantean design.

Pre-order the Namor Funko Pop! here.

Letitia Wright as Shuri

Letitia Wright's Shuri sits on what appears to be a Wakandan ship named the Sunbird, potentially taking aim at the invading Atlanteans from Atlantis.

Pre-order the Shuri in Sunbird Funko Pop! here.


Attuma, Namor's nemesis from Marvel Comics, is also featured in the Funko lineup.

Pre-order the Attuma Funko Pop! here.

Winston Duke as M'Baku

It is unknown how Winston Duke's M'Baku fits in the Wakanda Forever puzzle, but the trailer indicates that the leader of the Jabari tribe will defend the fictional African nation from harm.

Pre-order the M'Baku Funko Pop! here.

Queen Ramonda

Angela Bassett's Queen Ramonda takes the spotlight with her new Funko Pop! Vinyl figure.

Pre-order the Queen Ramonda Funko Pop! here.


Danai Gurira's Okoye appears to be in disguise in her own new Funko Pop! figure.

Pre-order the Okoye Funko Pop! here.


Namora, the cousin of Namor, is poised to have a significant role in the Black Panther sequel.

Pre-order the Namora Funko Pop! here.

Ironheart Suits Up in Black Panther 2 

This latest Funko Pop! of Ironheart clearly indicates that the new MCU hero will suit up and join the action in Wakanda's war against Atlantis. Considering the character's close ties to Shuri, there's even a good chance that her Mark 1 armor will receive upgrades from Wakanda, such as adding vibranium to the suit's exterior. 

However, it's also possible that Riri Williams' Mark 1 armor will be homemade. In Marvel Comics, the young hero built her first armor from the materials that she stole from MIT. Given that set photos and videos from Black Panther 2 already confirmed that some scenes will be set in MIT, it's likely that the MCU's Ironheart will take inspiration from the comics by nabbing homemade materials from the university to create her first suit of armor.

Ultimately, instead of meeting Tony Stark, she would end up seeing Shuri, thus leading to the start of their friendship. That said, Williams may end up having two suits of armor in the sequel, with the latter receiving upgrades from Wakanda. 

Meanwhile, the designs of Namor and the other Atlanteans appear to be inspired by the Mayans. This could hint that Atlantis may be located near South America, meaning that it is in close proximity to Africa. As a result, this would likely set up the conflict between the two warring nations, leading to a memorable clash that could have massive ramifications for the MCU. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to premiere in theaters on 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.