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Marvel's New Iron Man Is Black — And Female

July 6, 2016

Move over, Tony Stark.

Riri Williams, a 15-year-old science genius, is apparently next in line to don the super suit.

According to Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis, Stark noticed Riri after she built her own version of the Iron Man suit in her MIT dorm.

This is the latest in Marvel's recent trend of diversifying its characters. The company also made Thor a woman and Ms. Marvel Pakistani-American.

With more ethnic and gender representation, Marvel may gain a whole new demographic of readers.