MIT Ironheart Short

In case you haven’t heard, the new Iron Man in the current run of Marvel Comics is a teenage black girl named Riri Williams. She’s taken on the mantle of the superhero since Tony Stark stepped down, and she goes by the name Ironheart.

Though we’ve wondered if Marvel Studios would ever take the same route with the character on the big screen once Robert Downey Jr. retires from the role of Iron Man, so far there has been no indication that we’ll see Ironheart get her own feature film in the near future. But some students at MIT (where the fictional character went to college) decided to give Riri Williams her due diligence in a cool short film that proves not all heroes wear capes.

Watch the MIT Ironheart short film after the jump. Read More »

Female Iron Man - Ironheart

Back in July, Marvel Comics announced that Tony Stark would be stepping down from the mantle of Iron Man and passing it off to a 15-year-old black girl named Riri Williams. Since the Iron Man title didn’t really apply anymore, she was revealed to take on the name of Ironheart.

Tony Stark already encountered Riri Williams in Invincible Iron Man #12 after the MIT prodigy reversed engineered an old Iron Man suit and used it to stop a prison break, but an upcoming issue of the comic gives us a little more insight into her backstory, including a glimpse at one of her suits. Read More »

Iron Man Ironheart

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 »