The Iron Man mantle has been passed on to Riri Williams, a young African-American woman depicted in the comics as an M.I.T. student who had built her own Iron Man suit in the dormitories. Now a fan film was created based on the seeding of said story inspired by Invincible Iron Man No. 7. The new “Iron Man” was named IronHeart.
You have to say, the cast and crew went all out filming this storyline with actress Ayomide F. portraying Riri. The short film was entitled “Not All Heroes Wear Capes—But Some Carry Tubes.” The flick also had a throwback soundtrack to the Spaghetti Westerns.
This Iron Man fan film is to promote Pi Day per the title on YouTube and the date, 3/14, nicely syncs up with the 3.14 number for Pi. There’s more to it because this is the day the admissions office confirms students’ acceptances into the university via a tube (not a YouTube) sent to the lucky students who have been admitted to the prestigious campus.
There’s a segment showing Iron Heart picking up said tube from the desk of the Dean of Admissions, Stu Schmill.
If this is your first time coming across the new Iron Man/ Riri Williams, you may want to know Tony Stark did take notice of her invention probably the same way Peter Parker/Spider-Man was noticed by the high-tech tycoon.
This also opened a door to diversity in the Marvel universe both on paper and in the MCU.
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