Marvel comics is busy working on a storyline for Civil War II. But, they made a significant change in the plot. Robert Downey Jr. will pass on his iron suit to someone else: a 15-year-old African- American girl, Riri Williams.
Yes, a girl would be our next Iron Man (Iron man, for now). Read on to find out more.
Riri is a science freak who enrolled for MIT.
Riri is a science genius who enrolled in MIT at the age of 15. She garnered Tony’s attention when she builds her own Iron Man suit in her dorm.
Marvel writer, Brian Michael Bendis told TIME,
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 time. That’s stressful for a character who is wired the way Tony is wired and has dependency issues the way Tony does. It creates a path or Riri Williams, who Tony will know and will be interacting with very shortly in the comics.”
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 armor? 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.’
Due to this diverse cast system, controversies arose.
Some of the comments online, I don’t think people even realize how racist they sound. I’m not saying if you criticize you’re a racist, but if someone writes, “Why do we need Riri Williams we already have Miles?” that’s a weird thing to say. They’re individuals just like Captain America and Cyclops are individuals. All I can do is state my case for the character, and maybe they’ll realize over time that that’s not the most progressive thinking.”, says Brian Michael Bendis to TIME.
Bendis’s say about Riri…