Skai Jackson Inspired New Black Iron Man Riri Williams, Co-Creator Says

Skai Jackson Inspired New Black Iron Man Riri Williams, Co-Creator Says

Skai Jackson has been our favorite young actress, meme and now she’ll be our favorite superhero with this news.

Mike Deodato Jr., the co-creator and artist behind Riri Williams, the new Iron Man, who happens to be black and a young girl, says the 14-year-old actress is the basis for the new super hero!

“Riri Williams was based on the beautiful young actress @skaijackson,” he wrote on Twitter earlier this week.

Announced earlier this month, Riri will step into Tony Stark’s shoes in the new comics. Riri 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.

“Thank you @mikedeodato ! I am so honored that I was your inspiration. I’m truly honored,” Skai wrote on Instagram after she heard. “Young black girls can be superheroes too! #blackgirlmagic #skaisthelimit #ririwilliams #ironman #marvel.”

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Photos: WENN, Marvel, Instagram
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