Small But Poignant Details About Iron Man That Fans Noticed

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Vote up the most interesting Iron Man movie details!

Over the course of twenty films, the MCU has seen Iron Man grow into one of the most beloved superhero personas of all time. Thanks to the detailed production and the always on point performances of Robert Downey Jr., fans continue to unearth deeper meanings and Easter eggs, even on the hundredth watch. 

From the visible advancements of Iron Man's suit, to miniscule details you would've never seen on your own, this list uncovers the small movie details in the Marvel films. Did you catch any the first time around? Vote up the most interesting Iron Man movie details!

  • 1
    689 VOTES

    Steve And Tony's Criticisms Of Each Other Come Full Circle From 'Avengers' To 'Endgame'

    From Redditor /u/forumsspammer666:

    In Avengers: Endgame, both Iron Man and Captain America prove each-other's arguments wrong from Avengers (2012).

    689 votes
  • 2
    473 VOTES

    Tony Gave Pepper A Necklace Made From The Shrapnel In His Chest

    From Redditor /u/Grumtt:

    At the end of Iron Man 3, Tony has the operation to remove shrapnel from his chest. He then, in the following scene, gives Pepper a necklace that is made from said shrapnel. I've watched this movie 5+ times, and just noticed it today.

    473 votes
  • 3
    441 VOTES

    Iron Man Built SHIELD New Tech After An Incident In 'Avengers'

    From Redditor /u/Luis_Y_Que:

    In the Avengers (2012), Iron Man is sucked into the turbine rotors during repairs for the SHIELD helicarrier and his suit is damaged. Later, in Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014), SHIELD helicarriers feature new rotor-less turbines designed by Stark so that this wouldn't happen again.

    441 votes
  • 4
    494 VOTES

    Iron Man 2 Hinted At Captain Marvel, Ant Man, And The Existence Of X-Men

    From Redditor /u/minibogstar:

    Iron Man 2 (2010), after rediscovering a new element hidden by his father, he asks to search the Oracle Grid for projects from Pegasus, Exodus, and Goliath. Pegasus: light speed engine (Captain Marvel), Exodus: research on human mutants (X-Men), Goliath: experimented with Pym Particles (Ant Man).

    494 votes
  • 5
    360 VOTES

    The Data Shown In 'Iron Man 2' Proves Tony's Reactor Is Superior To Vanko's

    From Redditor /u/rishinator:

    In Iron Man 2, Stark criticizes the design of Vanko's Arc Reacter, he says Hz are a little low and it's not very efficient. You can see that when he analyzes Vanko's reacter that the energy output is 1.81 GJ/sec whereas the reacter Tony developed in a cave with a bunch of scraps could output 5 GJ/s.

    360 votes
  • 6
    334 VOTES

    The Theme From The 1966 Animated Series Can Be Heard In 'Iron Man'

    From Redditor /u/Waxymix:

    In Iron Man (2008) the music that plays in the casino is actually the opening music of the original 1966 Iron Man cartoon.

    334 votes