Iron Man. One of Marvel’s most well known superheroes and a self proclaimed genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist (the first superhero I ever heard of). This is the superhero of the MCU that we have seen evolve the most. While his ways have not changed much, his morals have. He has lost everything and built himself back up from the ground just to have it ripped away again and have to start from the beginning. We have gotten very in depth looks into his personal life and the emotional struggles he has gone through as a result of trying to fix everything on his own. I’m sure many people have related with his struggles with depression and his frequent panic attacks. Marvel has made sure that no matter what Iron Man goes through and how many people he saves, we remember there is a human inside that suit. Tony Stark is inside that suit and it will hurt if he falls.
Tony Stark is the son of the late Maria and Howard Stark. Howard Stark was an inventor that came onto the scene around WWII. He was one of the scientists behind the serum that was used on Steve Rogers and also came up with the design for the shield that makes him so recognizable as Captain America. Sadly, as we later find out, Tony’s parents were killed in an accident caused by the Winter Soldier. This and the fact that the relationship between Tony and his father was not the best sparked much of the bitterness we see in Iron Man’s solo films. Tony is the driving force behind most of the technology we see in the Marvel films. Sadly, one of the things he created with the help of Bruce Banner started the conflict that made up the movie Age of Ultron. This is also where the tension between Tony and Steve Rogers becomes very evident.
We first see Tony Stark in his solo movie, Iron Man (2008). He then appears briefly in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and then we see him again in his second solo movie, Iron Man 2 (2010). We see him again in Marvel’s The Avengers (2011) where all of the Avengers come together!!! In 2013 Iron Man 3 was released and to date is the final Iron Man movie though we see Tony Stark in multiple other Marvel movies.
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