In 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe officially began with the release of Iron Man. Then, 11 years and 21 movies later, the journey of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark came to a heart-wrenching close when he made the ultimate sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame.
In honor of the immense legacy he’s left behind, here are what we feel are Iron Man’s best MCU moments:
After being captured by the Ten Rings, an injured Tony Stark secretly worked with Ho Yinsen to build a crude set of armor powered by an Arc Reactor in order to escape. Little did he know this was the catalyst that would soon propel him into the world of superheroism.
When the press learned of the newly dubbed “Iron Man’s” exploits and his proximity to Tony, they began to put two and two together. S.H.I.E.L.D., of course, provided him with an airtight alibi, but Tony simply couldn’t help himself. “The truth is... I am Iron Man,” he announced to the world.