Ever since he was cast in the role way back in 2007, Robert Downey Jr. has completely owned the role of Tony Stark. I honestly have trouble imagining another actor embodying the role. It’s as though Downey was made for the role, and I know I’m not alone when I say I hope the rumors of him leaving behind the crimson and gold helmet aren’t true.
Having now played the role in 4 films, including his brief cameo in The Incredible Hulk, and with his fifth outing coming to UK cinemas tomorrow, we at AP2HYC decided to have a look back at some of Downey’s best moments as Tony Stark.
10. Stark Expo Entrance – Iron Man 2
Tony’s drop into the Stark Expo at the opening of Iron Man 2 is, for better or worse, one of the best moments of the film. The fact that he’s wearing a suit underneath the armor just feels so right. Tony is clearly loving not having to hide behind a mask, not to mention milking the attention for all its worth. Unlike the similar celebration scene in Spider-Man 3, here we see a hero who is completely comfortable whether the mask is on or off. It’s easy to forget that Tony is perhaps the only superhero who actually wants the world to know who he is instead of obsessing over his secret identity.
Plus, the whole airplane drop thing is totally badass.