Some of the most effective comedy in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever included scenes involving Riri Williams (Dominique Throne), who later becomes Ironheart in the film. In a Reddit thread created by u/MSSmods to discuss the film, Redditor u/DoginShi commented on how funny they found the line “Oh shit, she’s got an Iron Man suit!” — an exclamation from an FBI officer as Williams reveals her Ironheart suit during her escape with Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Okoye (Danai Gurira).
Many others commented on how well Williams was executed in the film. Redditor u/MissSweetMurderer thought the character was a highlight, saying, “Riri had some of the most natural reactions in the whole movie… Seriously, the ‘Can I call my mom?’ was sweet, real and heartbreaking… and reminded us that she’s just a kid. Redditor u/TheJack0fDiamonds found the humor particularly believable, calling the quote “effortlessly funny … anyway, it’s exactly what a casual MCU movie viewer would say to describe her suit.”
Throne, a longtime Marvel fan, was thrilled after discovering her involvement in Wakanda Forever and the upcoming Disney+ series Ironheart. In an interview with Elle, the actress expressed what she ultimately benefited from being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying, “Obviously I’ve seen movies that moved me… but being in the MCU gave me a new one.” and much more intimate relationship with the film. It excites me for what is to come.”