The Marvel Cinematic Universe now has an important influence over Iron Man in the comics all thanks to Avengers: Endgame for the same. The climax of the film ended the eleven-year story arc that started in Iron Man’s 2008 film; which was a story about a self-absorbed prodigy billionaire playboy and philanthropist who sacrificed his own life to save the universe. But during the Avengers: Endgame, one key scene informed that Tony Stark’s characterization is going forward in the comics.
In the latest 2021 Dark Ages series, a living machine known as the Unmaker has threatened to destroy the Earth from the inside since it has been buried beneath the planet millions of years ago. A team of superheroes goes to defeat Unmaker but all are decimated by him and Doctor Strange manages to open a portal to a world where electricity can’t function. Unmaker is destroyed and Doctor Strange dies in the battle and all the electrical devices stop functioning; which would include the Iron Man armor and other Stark inventions.
But yet on Dark Ages #2, Tony is not feeling as low as we would expect him to and is actually happy. After an order has been restored to the world, superheroes keep communications between settlements open via Jean Grey and Captain America pays him a visit and admits ” I didn’t expect to see you so…content.” Pepper Potts says that a less exciting life is actually perfect for both of them.
This replicates a scene in Avengers: Endgame where Cap meets Tony at his cabin in the woods. Five years post the Blip, Tony has now found peace with Pepper and their daughter Morgan Stark. It’s usually the comics that influence the films.
But now the film has influenced the comics!
Endgame’s Tony has even influenced the current Iron Man series. In the series, Tony was stranded on a planet without hardly any resources, and instead of trying to find a way off, he sought to help a small community.
Iron Man is one of the most popular heroes of Marvel so he can’t stay away from technology for a long time. However, the way Tony was placed willingly in a cave shows us that he has grown up from his free and irresponsible years.