Dominique Thorne is Riri Williams/Ironheart
Dominique Thorne is a younger actress who made her debut within the 2018 movie If Beale Road Might Discuss, that includes fellow MCU stars Teyonah Parris and Brian Tyree Henry. Three years later she performed Judy Harmon in Judas and the Black Messiah alongside Black Panther actor Daniel Kaluuya. In Wakanda Endlessly, Thorne makes her first look (however not her final) as gifted MIT scholar and inventor Riri Williams, who has constructed a swimsuit of armor just like that of the late Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Within the comics, Riri was Tony’s protegee, however within the MCU she goes it alone, and her additional adventures will quickly be explored within the Disney+ solo series, Ironheart, which can see her go up in opposition to the villainous Marvel Comics character The Hood (Anthony Ramos).
Mabel Cadena is Namora
Mabel Cadena portrays Namor’s loyal cousin Namora, a warrior from Talokan. The actress has starred in lots of worldwide movies and TV collection, however is greatest identified for enjoying Ramira within the 2020 movie Asphalt Goddess and Analia in Prime Video’s Dive.
Alex Livinalli is Attuma
Attuma (Alex Livinalli) is one other warrior from Talokan. Within the comics, he’s a supervillain and nomadic warlord who is usually an enemy of Namor and the son of the superhero Andromeda. He believes he ought to conquer Namor’s empire. Nevertheless, in Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly, Attuma’s character seems as an ally to Namor, prepared to comply with his lead and assist him in his quests. Attuma actor Livinalli will probably be a well-known face to some, having had roles in Chicago P.D., Nashville, Sleepy Hole, American Horror Story and The Strolling Lifeless. He additionally appeared in Netflix’s Ozark and the Robert Rodriguez sci-fi motion film Alita: Battle Angel.
Michaela Coel is Aneka
Aneka is a Wakandan warrior and member of the Dora Milaje and the Midnight Angels, together with Okoye. She is Okoye’s girlfriend, and is performed by award-winning British screenwriter and actress Michaela Coel, who’s greatest identified for creating and starring within the sitcom Chewing Gum, and the comedy-drama collection I May Destroy You, for which she gained a BAFTA for Greatest Actress in 2021. She has additionally guest-starred in Netflix’s ongoing sci-fi collection, Black Mirror.
Richard Schiff is the US Secretary of State
Richard Schiff seems because the U.S. Secretary of State in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a person whose geopolitical motives are unlikely to be on the up-and-up. Schiff is a recognizable face to The West Wing fandom, having performed Toby Zeigler throughout seven seasons of NBC’s political drama collection. He has additionally had huge roles on Ballers and The Affair, and starred in lots of motion pictures over the past three many years, together with The Bodyguard, Man of Metal, and Se7en.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
This one is a little bit of a cheat, as a result of Julia Louis-Dreyfus has portrayed the character of Valentina Allegra de Fontaine twice within the MCU earlier than, in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Black Widow. Nevertheless, it is just in Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly that we discover out that her mysterious character is just not solely the brand new director of the CIA, however the ex-wife of Everett Ross (Martin Freeman). Valentina is just not proud of Ross’ dealings in Wakanda, and seeks to seize a foothold of energy within the area for the US. She has been secretly forming a bunch of antiheroes behind the scenes, referred to as the Thunderbolts. The gang consists of US Agent, Yelena Belova, Crimson Guardian, Bucky Barnes, and Taskmaster, and their team up film will cap off MCU Phase 5.