Dominique Thorne will make her debut as the superhero Ironheart in the upcoming Black Panther sequel, it has been confirmed.
The character is a young student called Riri Williams who reverse-engineers Tony Stark's Iron Man costume to create her own identity, Ironheart.
Last year Marvel announced that Ironheart had been given her own six-part Disney+ miniseries, with Thorne cast in the title role.
Now MCU head Kevin Feige has revealed that the character will be first seen in next summer's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is currently being filmed.
"We're shooting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, right now, and the character of Riri Williams, you will meet in Black Panther 2 first," he told ComicBook.com.
"She started shooting, I think, this week before her Ironheart series."
Ironheart does not yet have a release date, while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is due out on July 8, 2022.