If the success of the MCU has taught the world anything, it's that Marvel Studios knows how to build a comprehensive movie universe comprised of dozens of films. To do that right means getting the continuity details of the MCU correct from one movie to another. This ensures continuity across a trilogy (or even the entire franchise), and the MCU has achieved this feat to perfection.
The MCU has become a juggernaut of a franchise, and with dozens of films, there's plenty to watch in the theaters, on Netflix, and Disney+. The MCU has been around since 2008's debut of Iron Man, and in many ways, Tony Stark became the heart of the MCU.
While plenty of people find interesting things while watching any of the movies featuring Tony Stark, only a few take the time to share their findings online. Many of the greatest continuity details surrounding the character span across several different films, showing just how much attention to detail Kevin Feige and the filmmakers pour into each and every movie.
The Spinal Injury In 'Iron Man 2' Comes Back Around In 'Doctor Strange'Photo: Paramount Pictures
From Redditor u/VoidVigilante:
Iron Man 2 and Doctor Strange - Tony Stark shows a man breaking his spine while trying on Hammer's robotic suit during the court scene. Dr. Strange is offered a patient with a spine injury from some "experimental armor" before the car crash. Coincidence? I think not.Cool detail?
The Heat Signatures Tony Picks Up In 'Iron Man 3' References Ego's Seeds In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2'
From Redditor u/TaterSalad219:
In Iron Man 3 (2013), Tony picks up a large heat signature from several cities and an unusual location: Springfield, MO. This is likely an allusion to the seed planted in MO by Ego, to be revealed in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017).Cool detail?
Tony's Robe In 'Iron Man 2' Is His Father's From 'Agent Carter'
From Redditor u/Flaminatrix1:
Tony Stark wears the same robe (Iron Man 2) as his father Howard (Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter) all those years later!Cool detail?
Tony's "Point Break" Comment In 'Avengers' Pays Off In 'Ragnarok'
From Redditor u/giovannigiusseppe:
Avengers (2012), Tony Stark says to Thor: "No hard feelings, Point Break. You've got a mean swing." In Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor's password for the quinjet is "point break."Cool detail?