Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The latest shake up for Iron Man is that he will be replaced in the role by a 15 year old girl that was recently introduced - Riri Williams. I guess I am supposed to be surprised by this move, but Marvel has done the same thing (place new character in the role of established hero as a "shocking twist", usually ending up with two heroes of the same name operating simultaneously) so many times over the past few years that it's beginning to get a little repetitive. I'm not sure is this is to have a new hero in place by the time Robert Downey Jr. retires from the cinematic version or not - I guess it will all depend on the popularity of the new Riri Williams Iron Man. It has also been announced that Victor Von Doom with be operating as Iron Man as well - but that looks to be for a shorter story line.