Marvel Artist Confirms Skai Jackson Was the Art Inspiration for New Iron Man Riri Williams
Last week, we gave you a more realistic list of black actresses who could play the Marvel role of Riri Williams in Iron Man. (For the list, check out Days After Marvel Announced Its New Iron Man, HollyWood is Already Erasing Her Dark Skin.) Skai Jackson was our top pick out of fourteen possible actresses.
Then, two days later, Mike Deodato Jr. (Riri’s artist) tweeted the true inspiration for the character.
Well, what do you know!?! The inspiration was Skai Jackson!
Just to remind you of what Entertainment Weekly presented as its own list, which sparked our earlier discussion.
The original list also included Sonequa Martin-Green, Kiersey Clemons, Denée Benton, and Amandla Stenberg.