Another Superhero Replaces Iron Man:
Can you even imagine anyone other than Tony Stark to become the Iron Man? Ever since Marvel was in its infancy, Tony Stark has always been the Armoured Avenger who donned the Iron Clad suit and went hunting for bad guys. But with the coming of the 21st century and with that the onset of a new age of readers, Marvel is forced to spice it up to keep the audiences engaged. And that leads to some pretty odd and peculiar twists and turns. That phenomenon has hit Iron Man as well. Tony Stark has just been side-lined by Marvel Comics. He is no longer the Iron Man.
SPOILER ALERT: Major Spoilers for Iron Man 2020 #1 up ahead. Enter at your own risk….
During Civil War II, Tony Stark and Captain Marvel ended up in loggerheads. Ulysses, an Inhuman who revealed he has the power to predict future events with pin-point accuracy, was the subject of concern for the arc. Like Helen of Troy, Ulysses single-handedly started a war between two powerful factions. Captain Marvel wanted to use Ulysses’ powers to apprehend criminals and put them in jail before they could do anything as a pre-emptive measure. Iron Man was a stern believer in the policy that a man is innocent until he is proven guilty in a court of law. The story arc ended with Iron Man in a comatose state. He was forced to wipe out his own mind using the brain-wipe machine he invented that also ended up almost killing him.
But the true Iron Man always has a fail-safe. He had already downloaded his and War Machine’s consciousness into a digital mainframe. Using that copy of his consciousness, Iron Man downloaded himself onto another body and returned to a career of superheroes.
In Iron Man: Ultron Agenda, it is revealed that even Tony realizes that something is seriously wrong with him. After the Hank Pym-Ultron hybrid comes toe to toe with Tony Stark, who has literally bonded with Iron Man armor, a rather astonishing fact is revealed. The new and resurrected Iron Man is not actually Tony Stark. It is actually an A.I that is a copy of the neural network of Tony Stark. In short, the Iron Man the fans were looking at in the various story arcs after Civil War II was actually a machine!!
Iron Man 2020 aka Arno Stark, the future relative of Tony Stark, is now using this fact to take legal ownership of Stark Unlimited – Tony Stark’s multibillion Dollar conglomerate. Moreover, he is also pressing charges at the A.I Tony Stark over the use of the Iron Man name. He states that since it is not the ‘actual’ Tony Stark and just a digital copy, the Iron Man we see now is not entitled to the rights enjoyed by the real Tony Stark.
The Last Solo Marvel movie to be released under the Disney banner is Spider-Man: Far From Home. The movie is currently in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Peter Parker’s relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up in his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. The world is in danger as four massive elemental creatures — each representing Earth, air, water and fire — emerge from a hole torn in the universe. Parker soon finds himself donning the Spider-Man suit to help Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio stop the evil entities from wreaking havoc across the continent.
Avengers: Endgame released on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been released and it states:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”