Without Iron Man, there wouldn"t be a Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2008 Robert Downey Jr. Made a surprise comeback when he stepped into the role of Tony Stark, an eccentric billionaire playboy with a talent for engineering. RDJ’s casting was pure kismet, bringing the classic Marvel Comics character to life in ways nobody expected. He may have been egotistical & callous, but Robert Downey Jr. Showed us Tony’s heart, và the audience fell in love.

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If this performance hadn’t worked, then who knows where comic book films would be now. Don’t forget, Iron Man movie is the first official Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Before Groot, Thanos, và all the multiverses of magic, there was just Tony Stark.

Whether you’re a new tín đồ looking to lớn get in on the action, or a seasoned fan hâm mộ looking to lớn go back to where it all began, this guide will tell you everything you need khổng lồ know to follow Iron Man’s epic MCU saga.

How lớn watch Iron Man in release order

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If you want lớn watch Iron Man’s appearances in release order, here is how you would bởi vì it. Please note, this các mục only covers Iron Man’s appearances in the MCU. For a complete MCU watch order, please refer to this article.

What If…? season 1 episode 3 (2021)What If…? season 1 episode 5 (2021)What If…? season 1 episode 6 (2021)What If…? season 1 episode 8 (2021)What If…? season 1 episode 9 (2021)

This các mục only covers full appearances by Tony Stark in the MCU. Khổng lồ qualify for this list, Iron Man must appear in new footage. For this reason, archival footage on screens, murals, và posters don’t count. Although Iron Man is technically seen in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and is seen as a nightmare in Spider-Man: Far From Home, these aren’t true appearances, so they aren’t included on the list. Likewise, Tony Stark’s presence looms large in many MCU films, such as đen Panther: Wakanda Forever. However, if the character doesn’t make an actual appearance, the film or television show isn’t included on this list.

How to lớn watch Iron Man in chronological order

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If you prefer lớn watch Iron Man’s adventures in chronological order, here is how you would do it. You’ll notice that the danh sách is largely the same as the release order. One major difference is Iron Man 2 being swapped with The Incredible Hulk. Tony Stark’s What If…? appearances could also be watched separately, since those each take place in alternate realities. It’s worth mentioning that Robert Downey Jr. Does not voice Iron Man in any of the What If…? episodes, but that could change in upcoming seasons.

The main MCU timelineIron Man (2008)Iron Man 2 (2010)The Incredible Hulk (2008)The Avengers (2012)Iron Man 3 (2013)Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)Captain America: Civil War (2016)Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)Avengers: Infinity War (2018)Avengers: Endgame (2019)Alternate realitiesWhat If…? season 1 episode 3 (2021)What If…? season 1 episode 5 (2021)What If…? season 1 episode 6 (2021)What If…? season 1 episode 8 (2021)What If…? season 1 episode 9 (2021)

Where can I watch Iron Man?

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You don’t need the latest Stark tech khổng lồ watch Iron Man’s film saga, you just need a Disney+ subscription. Every movie và television series listed in our watch order can be found on Disney+. If you’re already subscribed to Disney+, there is no need for any extra purchases.

If you prefer physical copies, then each of these films are available at most home đoạn phim retailers. If you prefer owning digital copies, then the films are available on most video-on-demand platforms, including iTunes, Vudu, & Amazon Prime Video. The only exception is the What If…? animated series, which is currently a Disney+ exclusive.

Is Robert Downey Jr. Done playing Iron Man?

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Tony Stark’s death in Avengers: Endgame seems to spell the end of Robert Downey Jr.’s time with the character. However, this is the MCU, where death isn’t always the end. Like the Marvel Comics the franchise is based on, some characters have a habit of returning from the grave. For example, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki was killed in Avengers: Infinity War, yet the character is currently starring in his own televisions series.

During a 2022 podcast interview, RDJ revealed his conditions for returning khổng lồ the character. “There would have to be a super compelling argument và a series of events that made it obvious. But the other thing is, I want to bởi other stuff,” Downey Jr. Said. It’s worth noting that Tony Stark was originally going khổng lồ have a cameo in đen Widow (2021), but the appearance was cut as the script was revised. The film takes place before Stark’s death, so his appearance wouldn’t have disrupted continuity.

Comic book films love their surprise cameos, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Robert Downy Jr. Suit up again in the future.

Where else can I follow Iron Man’s story in the MCU?

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The saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t just live on the screen. Marvel has released a series of comic books expanding on the film series. Some of the comics are adaptations, while others tell original stories set between the films. Marvel advertises these stories as canon, but some of the comics have been contradicted by later film releases. It’s best to lớn treat each of these comics as a secondary khung of canon, which can be overridden by future releases.

Here"s a các mục of the MCU tie-in comics that Tony Stark appears in.

Iron Man: Fast Friends (2008) – Mini-series that focuses on the friendship between Tony Stark và James Rhodes. Iron Man: Security Measures (2008) – This comic shows us what Nick Fury & Phil Coulson were doing during the events of the first movie. Fury erroneously claims that Stark built his armor out of Vibranium, contradicting later MCU films.Iron Man: The Price of Doing Business (2008) – phối after the events of the first film, và partially inspired by the 2008 video clip game (more on that later). The comic has been contradicted by later MCU releases và is not canon.

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Iron Man 2: Security Breach (2010) – The Ten Rings terrorist organization kidnaps one of Tony Stark’s dates. This seems to be set sometime before the second film.Iron Man: Will Online Evils Prevail? (2010) – A choose-your-own-adventure story. A Wolverine doll appears in the comic, which is one of the many reasons it isn’t considered MCU canon.Iron Man 2: Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2010) – The story focuses on the early working relationship between Iron Man và Nick Fury.Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2010) – A one-shot that focuses on Phil Coulson’s activities between Iron Man & Iron Man 2.Iron Man: Limited Edition (2010) – A comic sponsored by LG, featuring augmented reality content. The story is phối between Iron Man và Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2: đen Widow, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2010) – A prequel khổng lồ Iron Man 2, focusing on black Widow’s activities before the film. Iron Man 2: Royal Purple (2010) – Iron Man takes on the Ten Rings in a comic book sponsored by Royal Purple.Iron Man 2: Fists of Iron (2011) – A one-shot adventure sponsored by Audi. Sản phẩm placement galore! The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII (2012) – An interactive digital comic showcasing the evolution of Iron Man’s armor in the MCU.The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative (2012) – A prequel to lớn The Avengers. It mostly focuses on black Widow và Hawkeye testing S.H.I.E.L.D.’s security system. The Avengers Adaptation (2014) – An adaptation of the 2012 film. Avengers: Age of Ultron - Episode 0 (2015) – A manga-inspired story focusing on Tony Stark’s activities shortly before the 2015 film.

Are Iron Man’s video clip game appearances MCU canon?

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Iron Man’s popularity has led khổng lồ a series of đoạn phim games, which have nebulous ties to lớn the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here is a brief breakdown of each game, và their canon status within the MCU.