A couple weeks back, Marvel Comics revealed that a black teenager named Riri Williams would be replacing Tony Stark as Iron Man in the comic books. But could Marvel Studios replace Robert Downey Jr. with a young black actress in Disney’s Iron Man movies? I know what you’re probably thinking, this is only the comics — they kill off characters all the time and they often take on storylines that would probably never make it to the big screen. But could they? Will they?
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So why not have some fun with a fictional universe as you bend it and break it? Why not try something completely different and brave and bold? Why not have Tony Stark step away from the Iron Man suit and replace him with a black teenager named Riri Williams later this year? Because that’s happening now.
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