Marvel PR has told Wired that the character of 15 year old Riri Williams, soon to take over the lead in the Iron Man title from Tony Stark, will not be called Iron Man but Ironheart. The name was Joe Quesada‘s idea. And she will be the lead in Invincible Iron Man…
Bendis was quoted by Marvel PR who told Wired
“Iron Woman seemed old fashioned to some… 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.”
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