Goodbye Iron Man, hello Ironheart

2016-08-24 21:00

Cape Town – In case you missed it Tony Stark is handing over the reins to newbie Riri Williams. (Read more here)

Riri is a science genius who builds her own version of the Iron Man suit in her dorm. 

In an exclusive, Wired revealed that Riri will be known as Ironheart when she steps into the role in November in the comic.

Writer Brian Michael Bendis says that they decided on the name after a group discussion with the editors. 

"Iron Woman seemed old fashioned to some and Iron Maiden looked like a legal nightmare," said Bendis. 

Ironheart was a perfect fit as it speaks to the soul of the character and also the franchise.

He further explained, "Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related."

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