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Tony Stark (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

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Tony Stark
Robert Downey Jr. played the character in the MCU.
First appearanceIron Man (2008)
Last appearanceWhat If...? (2023)
Portrayed byRobert Downey Jr.
Davin Ransom (young)
Voiced byMick Wingert (What If...?)
Full nameAnthony Edward Stark
Nickname(s)Tony Stark
AliasesIron Man
OccupationEntrepreneur (formerly)
AffiliationStark Industries (formerly)
S.H.I.E.L.D. (formerly)
TitleChief Executive Officer of Stark Industries (formerly)
Consultant of S.H.I.E.L.D. (formerly)
Leader of the Avengers
FamilyHoward Stark (father)
Maria Stark (mother)
Spouse(s)Pepper Potts
ChildrenMorgan Stark
HomeNew York City, New York, United States

Anthony "Tony" Edward Stark, known popularly as the superhero vigilante Iron Man, is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He is based on the character of the same name from Marvel Comics. He is mostly portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., although a younger version of him is portrayed by David Ransom and an animated version of him is voiced by Mick Wingert.

First appearing in Iron Man, he is first depicted as an entrepreneur and billionaire who works as a weapons manufacturer contracted to build weapons of mass destruction for the United States Army. He is kidnapped by the Ten Rings, an international terrorist organization, and forced to build weapons for them. He agrees to do so, but secretly creates the first Iron Man suit and escapes. He ultimately defeats the Ten Rings and announces himself as Iron Man to the world.[1] His actions earn the attention of Nick Fury, who approaches him about the Avengers Initiative. In The Incredible Hulk, Stark returns for the first time in the pre-credits scene to talk to Thunderbolt Ross about the initiative.[2] Stark returns again as the main protagonist of Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.[3][4] He appears as one of the co-protagonists in The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.[5] Stark appears as the antagonist of Captain America: Civil War[6] and has an additional supporting role Spider-Man: Homecoming, serving as the mentor of Peter Parker.[7]

Tony Stark is widely recognized as one of the most important characters in the Infinity Saga of the MCU.

Personality[change | change source]

Tony is a genius and a philanthropist. He's good-hearted and also eccentric, wisecracking, sarcastic, exuberant, rational and optimistic. He's also very charismatic and friendly as he's able to make friends in a short period of time.

Appearances[change | change source]

Film appearances[change | change source]

Year Film Portrayed by
2008 Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.
The Incredible Hulk
2010 Iron Man 2
2011 The Consultant
2012 The Avengers
2013 Iron Man 3
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
2016 Captain America: Civil War
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming
2018 Avengers: Infinity War
2019 Avengers: Endgame

Additionally, David Ransom portrays a younger version of Tony Stark in some scenes of Iron Man 2.

Television appearances[change | change source]

Year Television series Episodes Portrayed by
2021 Loki 1 Robert Downey Jr.
What If...? 5 Mick Wingert
2023 TBD[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iron Man (2008) | Cast, Release Date, Villains". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  2. Picaro, Elyse Betters (2021-12-14). "Marvel Cinematic Universe post-credits scenes: All the easter eggs explained". Pocket-lint. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  3. "Iron Man 2 (2010) | Cast, Villains, Release Date". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  4. "Iron Man 3 (2013) | Cast, Villains, Release Date". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  5. "Iron Man (Tony Stark) On Screen Profile | Marvel". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  6. "Captain America: Civil War (2016) | Cast, & Characters". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  7. Harn, Darby (2020-11-18). "10 Ways Spider-Man's Relationship With Iron Man Is Completely Different In The Comics". CBR. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  8. Nebens, Richard (2023-08-11). "MCU: New Merch Teases Tony Stark's Return (Photos)". The Direct. Retrieved 2023-09-10.