#BlackGirlMagic: Which Rising Star Was the Inspiration for the New Iron Man?

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#BlackGirlMagic: Which Rising Star Was the Inspiration for the New Iron Man?

This young lady is making major waves in Hollywood.

Published July 18, 2016

Teenage star Skai Jackson is having one major year. After becoming a role model for people twice her age when she dealt with incessant internet bullying, it has now been revealed that the young woman served as the inspiration for the latest shake up in Marvel comics, which will introduce a Black teenager as the new Iron Man.

Jackson helped serve as the blueprint for creating 15-year-old science genius Riri Williams, who will serve as the comic book's newest hero.

The news broke rather unofficially when Mike Deodato, one of the artists who helped create the new Iron Man, revealed that Jackson served as a blueprint.

The news has already lead to discussion as to who should play Riri if the new Iron Man should ever appear on TV or in Marvel blockbuster films.

(Photos from left: Marvel, Mike Windle/Getty Images for Mattel UCLA Children's Hospital)

If so, Jackson seems like the obvious choice to wear the super armored suit.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Marvel)


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