Spider-Man No Way Home Writer Reveals Why Tony Stark Wasn’t In The Movie, Answers If We’ll See Robert Downey Jr As Iron Man Again
Since Tony Stark by Robert Downey Jr. broke Thanos and his forces in Avengers: Endgame, fans have been asking and even demanding his return. Tony was a central figure in the MCU, and without him the cinematic universe seems somehow incomplete.
And even after his death, Tony continues to cast a huge shadow over the MCU.
Yes, it’s true that he may have perished annihilating Thanos and his army due to the damage done to his body from wielding all of the Infinity Stones simultaneously, but just because he died doesn’t mean it doesn’t. isn’t necessarily the end of the road for the character. That shouldn’t stop Tony from popping up in the MCU again since the multiverse is now a reality.
For example, the current timeline’s Loki was snuffed out by the Mad Titan, but we saw the Loki immediately after the Battle of New York go on all-new adventures in the series of the same name.
Many MCU fans were therefore slightly disappointed that Tony didn’t appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home, as a movie based entirely on a rip in the multiverse might have been a great opportunity for a Tony cameo, especially since he was a mentor for Pierre Parker.
One of the No Way Home writers, Chris McKenna, asked the same question on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast. It turns out that Marvel is really done with Tony, despite the character’s prominence. Also, while he was important in Peter Parker’s life, he wasn’t really Uncle Ben.
“Honestly, it’s like a non-starter in the halls of Marvel, at least in our experience. They just don’t really like constantly summoning…I mean, Tony threw such a big shade even after Endgame , which we covered in Far From Home. But I think everyone thought we couldn’t keep going to the Tony Well. And I think what we started to realize by writing this is that he wasn’t Uncle Ben. I mean, he was a father figure. There was a connection between them. In Endgame he even has a picture of Peter and that seems like the last moral boost to make him risk everything to try to restore balance to the universe,” he said.
McKenna added: “But I think in writing this we started to realize that we had an opportunity here to tell a different story for Peter Parker which, at the end of this film, is perhaps a story of different origin than everyone assumed up to now. period. And I don’t think Tony’s presence would have done anything. I think we’re starting to realize that the moral impulse , the signpost of his life is May. And that for the first time, he is tested to know if he can really respect this code that she instilled in him. That’s what it’s all about. in this story by Peter Parker.
Interestingly, it was Tony himself who brought Spidey into the MCU, hiring a young Peter Parker for his battle against the Captain America-led faction in Civil War. Since then, Tony was a father figure to Peter, who also provided him with advanced Stark technology for his Spidey suits.
That being said, you can never say never because Downey Jr and Marvel Studios may come to an agreement on a future cameo somewhere down the line. There were earlier reports suggesting he might reprise Tony in the Iron Heart series.
Meanwhile, there are rumors and even an image claiming to be a photo suggesting that Tom Cruise might try out for the character of Tony Stark in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.