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Find Out the New Name of Marvel’s Black Female Iron Man

by Latifah Muhammad 9:35 AM PDT, August 28, 2016
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Marvel's black, female Iron Man has a new name!

Riri Williams, the 15-year-old heroine set to replace Tony Stark in the long-running Iron Man series, will be known as Ironheart.

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The teenage superhero is expected to debut in the Invincible Iron Man #1 comic book in November, writer Brian Michael Bendis revealed in a Wired interview on Monday.

According to Bendis, the name Ironheart was chosen because it "speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole."

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It’s unclear when Ironheart will transition from comic books to the silver screen, but Disney actress Skai Jackson wouldn’t mind taking on that role.

Find out what Jackson loves about the comic book character in the video below.

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