When news hit, along with a teaser image, that Marvel’s new Iron Man would be a 15-year-old black girl, many started speculating who could play the superhero in a movie.
While quite a few names were thrown out there, Skai Jackson’s seemed to come up quite a bit. It turns out that the teen star is actually a spot-on choice.
Mike Deodato Jr., the co-creator and artist behind the new Iron Man, Riri Williams, recently revealed, via Twitter, that Jackson served as inspiration for the character.
— Mike Deodato, Jr. (@mikedeodato) July 11, 2016