8 July 2016
Well, lovers of Tony Stark as the Iron Man can start getting used to seeing someone different in that iron suit as Marvel has announced the replacement of Tony Stark in its comic book series.
Marvel Worldwide Inc. announced that the inventor of the Iron Man armor would be replaced by a 15-year-old black woman, Riri Williams, a genius who built her own version of the Iron Man suit in a dorm room at MIT.
With this development, Captain America: Civil War II might be the last time we would see Tony Stark in the Iron armour.
Riri was already featured in recent issues of the Invincible Iron Man series, where she’s seen cobbling together armour out of whatever she could find around the MIT campus.
The story is that Tony Stark handed over the mantle to Riri when it came to his attention that she had created an even more sophisticated Iron man armour.
Creator of the Iron man series, Brian Michael Bendis revealed the reason behind the introduction of Ririr in an interview with TIME.
He said that he decided on the concept of a young girl taking over the position after hearing the story of a young girl who overcame adversity to become a role model.
The Iron man creator shed more light.
He said: “We’re in the middle of a very big Tony Stark storyline – actually three storylines converging. His best friend died, his company is collapsing and he’s finding out who his biological parents were all at the same
“That’s stressful for a character who is wired the way Tony is wired and has dependency issues the way Tony does.
“Tony is also a master at not paying attention to the thing that’s most important and distracting himself with Avengers stuff.
“How that all shakes out such that Tony is no longer in the armour? You’ll have to wait to find out for the end of Civil War II. But it does create a path or Riri Williams, who Tony will know and will be interacting with very shortly in the comics.”
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