Co-Creator of Marvel’s New Iron Man Reveals Skai Jackson as Character Inspiration.

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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.