Riri Williams is the official Iron Man replacement in the MCU, and she already repeated one of Iron Man's key mistakes in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Riri Williams (Dominic Thorne) is officially the replacement for Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. mistakes. Since Iron Man's death in Avengers: Endgame, the MCU has been trying to fill the void with other characters, but until now, none of them could actually take Tony Stark's place. The MCU finally has a real Iron Man replacement in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, thanks to Rarity Williams, who will soon be on her own TV show Hearts of Steel return.
In the MCU, Riri Williams is a 19-year-old MIT student and genius inventor who develops a vibrating gold detector that puts Namor's (Tenoch Huerta) underwater kingdom in danger. Riri has also created an armor set based on Iron Man's armor, which she has been testing around the city. However, she didn't make the most of her armor until she met Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) in a confrontation, but she was evading the FBI When fighting against the warriors of Namor, he made a big mistake reminiscent of that year. One of Iron Man's first armors.
Riri Williams Flew Too High With Her First Armor… Like Iron Man
Although Lily She had flown in her Ironheart suit before having to flee the FBI with Shuri and Okoye, who overestimated the suit's capacity. Lily's suit at that moment was incomplete, but functional, just flawed, and not all of the features worked. Nonetheless, Riri flies too high during the chase, starving her and the spacesuit of oxygen, damaging the suit and causing Riri to free-fall, with potentially fatal consequences. Riri survives the horrific moment, but the suit is no longer wearable, reflecting a mistake Iron Man made when testing his Mark II suit.
In the first Iron Man movie, Tony Stark is testing his new Mark II armor, which proves successful before he tests its height limit. The suit freezes, loses power, and Stark falls from the sky, until the suit restarts a few moments later. This happened again in The Avengers when Iron Man in the Mark VII suit picked up the nuclear missile that would have destroyed Manhattan and carried it through the portal to blow up the Chitauri command center, he done. However, this causes Iron Man and the suit to lose all oxygen, the suit shuts down, and Stark falls back to Earth through the wormhole. Riri then makes the same mistake as Iron Man's first armor, but like the late Tony Stark, she quickly learns from it Lesson learned.
Why Riri Williams Won’t Be Like Iron Man
Riri Williams doesn't have to be exactly like Tony Stark to replace him as Iron Man. Riri and Tony come from very different backgrounds, Tony was born into a wealthy family and Riri was not. While Tony's superhero transformation was the result of a traumatic experience, Lily's transformation came from an interest in helping others, and she displayed a much higher emotional intelligence than Tony Stark. Riri is a genius, but she's still learning, and early mistakes like this will ensure she'll be more careful and upgrade the suit a few times, showing that while she made the same mistakes as Iron Man, she doesn't have to repeat all of his mistakes And become a copy of him to be a hero.