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Iron Man Marvel's black female superhero will be called "Ironheart"

There's an official name for the 15-year-old black woman, Riri Williams, who has taken over from billionaire superhero Tony Stark, as the armoured superhero.

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Riri Williams becomes new Iron Man

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In July, Marvel announced the creation of Riri Williams, who will take over from Tony Stark as the armoured superhero, Iron Man.

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Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man

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Marvel has now revealed that Williams will be known as Ironheart.

According to Marvel, the occurrence at the end of the comic-book "Civil War II" will lead to Stark dropping his suit as Iron Man. A position that would be taken over by 15-year-old black girl Riri Williams.

Riri is a  Chicago-born teenage genius who built her own version of the Iron Man suit in a dorm room at MIT.

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Robert Downey as Iron Man

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“Iron Woman seemed old fashioned to some,”  writer Michael Bendis said to Wired.

“Iron Maiden looked like a legal nightmare. And Ironheart, coined by Joe Quesada, after I told him my planned story for Riri, speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole. Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related. When people see her story, you’ll be amazed at how simple and brilliant Joe’s suggestion was.”

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Robert Downey Jr.

 

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On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the launch of "Captain America: Steve Rogers No. 1" came with a shocking revelation that America's greatest hero, Captain America (Steve Rogers) is a Hydra secret agent.

It was revealed that the superhero was recruited to join Hydra in the 1920s, when he was just a young boy.

The issue No. 8 of the Thor series, written by Jason Aaron and released in 2015 , revealed that the new heroine and female Thor is Dr. Jane Foster, a former girlfriend of the hero, battling breast cancer.

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