Iron Man 2: has the MCU really understood the legacy of Tony Stark?

Iron Man 2: has the MCU really understood the legacy of Tony Stark?

Tony Stark succumbed to his quest for heroism in Avengers Endgame, but for all that, his legacy in the MCU is not what Iron Man deserved.

While fans are still hoping Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) can return to the MCU, the character has gone to superhero heaven forever. Throughout the films, Tony Stark has been seen to go from haughty and pompous scientist to the best defender on the planet, desperate to stop the villains of this world. We know that during Phase 4 and following, the shadow of Iron Man will haunt the remaining protagonists for a long time. Whether by his technological inventions, his link with Peter Parker but also by everything he was able to bring to his friends, the lack of Tony Stark will necessarily be felt. The problem is that Marvel Studios does not seem to have fully understood the importance of his heritage, that of his family.

Iron Man 2: has the MCU really understood the legacy of Tony Stark?

Peter Parker and Tony Stark – Credit (s): Marvel Studios, Disney

Since the loss of Tony Stark in Endgame , fans are looking to find out who could be the next generation Iron Man, evoking among others the name of Spider-Man or even Iron Lad. But sadly, no one other than his own daughter, Morgan Stark could have taken on this role. Since the start of his adventure in the MCU, Iron Man has been a cursed being : it not only took Thanos to proclaim it loud and clear, it only takes a retrospective of his life to understand it. Tony Stark's legacy has simply been mismanaged. The superhero was so blinded by his quest for heroism that he forgot the most important, his family. His obsession with wanting to die as a savior had turned toxic, so it's no wonder he experienced this sad fate at the end of the Russo Brothers movie. It is a big mistake to convey to Peter Parker (Tom Holland) the idea that dying as a hero is a good thing. Tony Stark did everything he could not to end up like his father, but by leaving this bad fatherly image to Spider-Man, he fell short of his bet. Sad observation, like the one in which Joe Russo explains why the majority of the MCU's superheroes are destined to die.

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