Riri and Shuri might be the MCU’s Science Sisters in Black Panther 2.

Dominique Thorne will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Riri Williams/Ironheart in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, according to a recent statement. As a result of her enhanced intelligence and Wakanda’s scientific breakthroughs, her inclusion in the film makes sense. That being said, it sets up her return in her Disney+ show. There’s also the possibility that she and Shuri may join forces to form a new version of the Science Bros called the Science Sisters.

When Riri was bored in college, she decided to construct her own Iron Man armor. Tony Stark became aware of her because of her creation, and after his “death” in Civil War II, she took his place as Ironheart. Similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) version of Shuri in that she is incredibly intelligent and forward-thinking, yet her arrogance can get the better of her.

Tony and Bruce are ultimately responsible for the MCU’s other science and technology-based characters. It makes sense that Shuri and Riri will take over after the characters retire and Wakanda opens its borders to all. Riri is a youthful superhero who has a lot to learn about the world. Shuri, who spends so much time in the lab, is no different; she never takes the time to thoroughly appreciate the world around her. Thus, in that sense, the two complement one other by filling in each other’s shortcomings and strengths.

The need for research in the MCU is another aspect that binds the two heroes together. Many of Marvel’s heroes, such the Fantastic Four and Iron Man, had their foundations in science when they were presented decades ago. There is a need to put science back into the MCU, especially with the current Phase 4 films and shows focusing on magic and espionage.

And now that Wakanda is officially part of the universe, the Science Sisters will have access to even more advanced technology to manufacture new items like armor, gadgets, and weaponry that are years ahead of what Stark and Banner came up with.

Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, has been mired in a scandal after sharing an anti-vax video containing transphobic remarks on her now-deleted Twitter account.

Although fans initially supported Wright’s participation in the MCU, they’ve subsequently changed their minds, which creates even more controversy considering that the death of Chadwick Boseman could imply that Shuri will take on the role of Black Panther in future MCU installments. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has a lot of questions to answer, but with Ironheart joining Shuri on screen, this may be the beginning of a tremendous partnership.

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