Hold on internet we’ve got a new Iron Man coming to town and well–it’s not a man. It’s a woman. I mean a girl. No, actually what I meant to say was a 15-year-old child. Cool, right?
Marvel’s market research department must have been working on overdrive to discover this missing piece of the pie to their revenue stream or they’re attempting yet again to create headlines and align themselves with the social agenda of the times. All snarkiness aside, this could be an interesting story development for fans of Iron Man, who might have felt Stark’s story line was becoming tired and stale. In the end it could breathe new life into an iconic character and pave the way for an even better story. This is something that creator Brian Michael Bendis alludes to during his recent discussion with the Times.
Whether fans are excited to see the new character step into the armor or not, there’s still the lingering question of Tony Stark’s fate. Bendis cautions fans not to jump to conclusions.
Williams’ creator, Brian Michael Bendis, will stay on as the writer of the new volume of Invincible Iron Man. Bendis is no stranger to bringing diverse new characters to the Marvel Universe, as he tells Time.
“Thankfully because of my involvement in the creation of Miles Morales and Jessica Jones and some other characters, it’s getting the benefit of the doubt from even the most surly fans,” he says. “There are fans who say, ‘Show us the new stuff,’ and then there are fans who say, ‘Don’t do anything different from when I was a kid.’ So when you’re introducing new characters, you’re always going to have people getting paranoid about us ruining their childhood.
“I’ve been down this road with Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, Maria Hill. I knew I was in good hands with Mike Deodato and other artists who are helping visualize Riri.”
“More people are going to be upset that they think they know the ending to Civil War II now than anything we just talked about,” Bendis says. “But I can tell you just because we’re hearing what we’re saying doesn’t know you mean how Civil War II ends. We’re not telling you the end, at all.”
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