Have you ever thought about the complete Iron Man MCU timeline? As the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first superhero, as well as its indisputably most important character, Tony Stark has a pretty packed chronology. There is no MCU without the success of 2008's Iron Man - and where would Hollywood be today if everyone weren't chasing the runaway prosperity of Marvel Studios?
Though another actor may eventually outpace Robert Downey Jr. as the most prolific actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is no question of who the most important actor will always be. From his own trilogy to the Avengers films and beyond, Iron Man went from an also-ran superhero in Marvel Comics to one of the best-known characters on the face of the planet in a matter of a few years. So, without any further pontification, let's go through Iron Man's MCU timeline, beat by beat.
May 29, 1970: Tony Stark Is Born
1983: Tony Hacks Into The Pentagon On A Dare From Friends
1987: Tony Graduates Summa Cum Laude From MIT
December 1991: Tony Loses His Parents To An Alleged Car CrashPhoto: Captain America: Civil War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
1992: Tony Takes Over Stark Industries
New Year's Eve 1999: Tony Blows Off Several Genius Scientists To Hook Up With Maya HansenPhoto: Iron Man 3 / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures