July 6, 2016
According to Time, Marvel’s billionaire, playboy philanthropist Tony Stark is on the chopping block. In an exclusive interview with the magazine, writer Brian Bendis revealed that Iron Man’s torch will be carried by a 15-year-old black girl named Riri Williams.
As Time reported, “Riri [Williams] is a science genius who enrolls in MIT at the age of 15. She comes to the attention of Tony when she builds her own Iron Man suit in her dorm.”
The Iron Man writer replied, “Talking to any of the older creators, it’s the thing they said they wish they’d done more of—reflecting the world around them. It just wasn’t where the world was at that time. Now, when you have a young woman come up to you at a signing and say how happy she is to be represented in his universe, you know you’re moving in the right direction.”
The interview concluded with Time inquiring why Tony Stark chooses to hang up his gloves. In response, Bendis explained that we’ll have to wait until the end of Captain America: Civil War II.
On the reactionary end to this news, social justice warriors took to Twitter to protest their dissatisfaction with the fact that the writer, Brian Bendis, is still sinfully white.
Whether this latest move from Marvel to satisfy the exigencies of the far left results in a better or worse film is yet to be seen. However, if the left’s reaction to how the new Ghostbusters reboot was received is any indication, the new Iron Man will have to be the next Return of the King, otherwise we’re all racists or something.