Iron Man has always been the greatest MCU character of all time. And Avengers: Endgame gave him the greatest send-off in the history of the MCU. He made the biggest sacrifice and saved the Universe. But the one thing that everyone wondered in Endgame was that why exactly did was he not as valiant as he was in Infinity War. Well we’ve got the answer for that now.
Back on Titan, Tony Stark was able to hold his own against Thanos. He was using his most advanced suit and completely surprised everyone with what he had in his armory. But in Endgame, we didn’t see him fight until the third act of the film. Moreover, when he was fighting Thanos along with Captain America and Thor, he got knocked out for the majority of the battle pretty easily. Well, it was Mjolnir that knocked him out, so we won’t hold that against him.
But even during the final battle, he did not have much to do apart from the final Snap. The two times he faced Thanos before the snap were almost fatal for him. So why is that? Apparently in a new video, Robert Downey Jr. himself has explained the fact that this new suit was specifically built for the purpose of harnessing the powers of the Infinity Stones so that Tony could perform the snap.
Tony Stark hadn’t built his suit just after Steve, Natasha and Scott came to visit him. Moreover, this wasn’t the first time that Tony Stark worked on Time Travel either. We were all making fun of the fact that just for the convenience of the plot, Tony was able to figure out the key to Time Travel just like that in one night. But in reality, he was working on Time Travel the whole time.
He may have dropped working on Time Travel seeing his daughter grow older, but he always thought that he’d have to be the one to make the snap happen again and blip everyone back to reality. He always placed himself going back in time to get the Infinity Stones and that’s when he also started working on his new suit, that was Mark 85.
The sole purpose of that suit as described by Robert Downey Jr. was to use the Infinity Stones. It wasn’t to ensure Tony’s survival. The suit in Infinity War was made for Tony’s survival in any situation, but Mark 85 wasn’t really built to be the best in battle. Hence it was weaker against Thanos, but ultimately served its purpose, i.e. the snap!
This is why you’ve gotta love Tony Stark even more. He always knew that all of it would end with him having to make the biggest sacrifice. So he was ready for it. He did that so that his daughter could grow up in a better world. That’s why we love Iron Man 3000.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, William Hurt as General Ross, Tilda Swinton as Ancient One and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Here’s the new synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”