Tony Stark Continuity Details From The MCU That Were Years In The Making

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Vote up the most impressive continuity details that made you say "whoa."

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.

  • 1
    69 VOTES

    Tony's Bruises In 'Homecoming' Perfectly Match His Injuries In 'Civil War'

    From Redditor u/xPKx:

    Tony Stark’s bruises from Civil War match perfectly to his bruises in Homecoming.

    69 votes
  • 2
    67 VOTES

    Tony Redesigns The Helicarrier Turbines In 'Winter Soldier' After Getting Sucked Into Them In 'The Avengers'

    From Redditor u/Luis_Y_Que:

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

    67 votes
  • 3
    64 VOTES

    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."

    64 votes
  • 4
    60 VOTES

    Tony Stark's Left Arm Keeps Being Injured Across The MCU

    From Redditor u/Exastikennoticed:

    In multiple Marvel movies (ranging from Iron Man to Captain America: Civil War) Tony Stark gets his left arm injured, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Stark's left arm is shaking while remotely piloting his armor and he's nursing it while talking to Peter.

    60 votes
  • 5
    56 VOTES

    Howard Stark's Notebook In 'Iron Man 2' Features A Drawing Of A Tesseract

    From Redditor u/But_IAmARobot:

    In Iron Man II, there is a drawing of a Tesseract (4-D cube) in Howard Stark's notebook, possibly foreshadowing the coming of the Tesseract in The Avengers which came out the year after.

    56 votes
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    65 VOTES

    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).

    65 votes