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Riri Williams' New Suit in Ironheart Set Photos Explained

Set photos are renowned for feeding fans tidbits of information and Marvel’s latest series Ironheart is currently filming and new images have not only confirmed the main villain but supplied our first look at Riri Williams’ suit.

We share the set photos in question, see what Marvel fans are saying about the new suit on show, and discuss if this is Riri’s Mark 1 creation or not.

Created by Chinaka Hodge for Disney Plus and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Ironheart will star Dominique Thorne, Anthony Ramos, Harper Anthony, Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, and Shea Couleé following genius inventor Riri Williams who builds a suit similar to Tony Stark’s Iron Man. 

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First Look at Riri Williams in the Ironheart suit

First reported by Just Jared, new set photos from the Ironheart camp were shared while the cast and crew were filming in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, August 8, 2022.

A series of images confirmed that Anthony Ramos would be playing Ironheart’s main villain The Hood, and we also got to see the character in full costume.

Marvel fans were then spoiled as another set of images showed Riri Williams in a new silver suit, that looked different from the Mark 1 design previously shared.

Marvel Fans React to Riri’s New Suit

A majority of the Marvel fandom reacted positively to Riri’s suit, as well as the debut of The Hood.

Some fans admitted that the silver suit was not what they were expecting, but they appreciated that the suit was practical instead of relying solely on CGI.

Is the Silver Suit Riri’s Mark 1 or Something Else?

Last month, concept art for Riri Williams’ Mark 1 suit in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was shared online, showing a more rustic, steampunk-like suit that sported a red and gold colorway.

Even though we didn’t get a look at the character’s suit in the first Black Panther 2 trailer, the release of the sequel’s Funko Pops did confirm that Riri’s suit would match the concept art.

This would mean that Riri’s silver suit in Ironheart is likely the Mark II that’s based on the character’s Mark I suit in the comics, featuring a chunkier silver design.

Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Ironheart will premiere in late 2023 on Disney Plus.

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Jo Craig
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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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