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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Last month, Marvel Comics announced a brand-new Iron Man in the form of Riri Williams, a teenage prodigy who reverse-engineered her own suit of high-tech armor in her dorm room at MIT. Now we’ve learned that the new Iron Man will boast a new Iron moniker. As revealed by writer Brian Michael Bendis, Riri Williams will henceforth be known as Ironheart. Because “Iron Maiden” was too much of a legal headache. Read More »
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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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The greatest trick that superhero comics ever pulled was convincing the reader that everything they do would actually last. In the comic book realm, death isn’t permanent. Shattered friendships will always be restored. Major revelations will be swept under the rug if necessary. Even if it takes a few years, the status quo always returns at some point. Everything always resets.
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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