Merch Leak Reveals What Iron Man’s Replacement Will Look Like In the MCU

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RDJ as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Infinity War

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Marvel fans can finally know what Iron Man’s replacement will look like in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). 

Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man
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Rumors earlier this year claimed that Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams/Ironheart would be appearing in Black Panther 2 and causing some problems after one of her inventions angers Atlantis. While this is a rumor, new merchandise teases that Ironheart will indeed be showing up in Black Panther 2 before appearing in her Disney+ series, Ironheart.

While fans have gotten an idea of what Tenoch Huerta’s Namor will look like as well as Attuma the Warlord, fans really don’t know what to expect from the upcoming MCU movie. With Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing in 2020, Black Panther 2 had to radically change and is considered to be a “heartwrenching” tribute to the beloved actor.

ironheart paperback cover
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Earlier today, T-shirt merchandise for the movie showcases Ironheart’s new suit on both shirts which might be the first suit Williams will create. While this looks nothing like her usual suit in the comics, it’s possible that Marvel wants Riri to create her new sleeker suit in her series and for now, wear the bulky suit shown on the merchandise.

Here’s a first look at Ironheart:

#WakandaForever merch featuring #Ironheart

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In the comics, Ironheart learned how to build Stark tech from a hologram AI of Tony Stark. While Marvel probably won’t do this in the MCU, Ironheart will be the hero to replace RDJ’s Tony as the smart, inventive creator who will wear an armored suit to protect the world.

Many fans also thought that Leticia Wright’s Shuri would become the new Black Panther, but all of the art and merchandise only show Shuri wearing blue attire. This doesn’t mean that Marvel isn’t going to make Shuri Black Panther in the movie, but it’s possible that someone else will take the mantle.

letitia wright as princess shuri in black panther
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The MCU is just beginning to add more super hero teams into the Marvel universe because now, the Avengers need all the help they can get. It is only a matter of time before we see the Young Avengers, Illuminati, Defenders, Midnight Sons, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and the Thunderbolts enter the MCU.

Do you like Ironheart’s suit for Black Panther 2? Let us know what you think!

Phase Four has started off with a lot of content for Marvel fans to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+  you can watch Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk on August 17. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is now on Disney+ with  Thor: Love and Thunder on releasing in theaters on July 8, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.

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