Marvel is entering new territory by introducing 'Iron Woman' to the Marvel Universe. Here's the catch, she is completely replacing 'Iron Man,' also known as Tony Stark. There's another groundbreaking aspect to this new character -- Iron Woman is not only a female, she's also black and goes by the name Riri Williams.
According to Rolling Stone, Riri Williams is a part of Marvel's goal to diversify the ethnicity and genders of their mainstay superheroes. The company has already introduced a Hispanic Spiderman and created a Muslim superheroine Ms. Marvel.
Of course, the diversification of Marvel's characters have come under fire. Brian Michael Bendis, the creator of Iron Woman has spoken up about the controversy, stating: "some of the comments online, I don’t think people even realize how racist they sound." It seems change is never easy but the company is still moving forward. You can expect to see Riri Williams transform into Iron Woman in 'Civil War II.'