Marvel Comics recently revealed that Tony Stark would be stepping down as Iron Man and making way for a 15 year old African American MIT student named Riri Williams. She is an admirer of his and has re-purposed one of his suits to be her own in her dorm room.
Today it was announced that Riri's "hero name" will officially be Ironheart. The transition of characters will start in Invincible Iron Man #1. Writer Brian Michael Bendis went into detail about how the new name was created by stating,
"“Iron Woman seemed old fashioned to some,” he says. “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.”"
What do you think of the new name "Ironheart"? Are you excited to see what Riri Williams will bring to Marvel Comics?
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