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The Improvised Iron Man Line Kevin Feige Instantly Loved
When Robert Downey Jr. improvised “I am Iron Man” at the end of 2008’s “Iron Man,” he changed the MCU forever, according to Marvel boss, Kevin Feige. While the line was in character for Tony Stark, it wasn’t in the comics, and Feige said that it inspired all the following movies “[...] to be inspired by the comics as opposed to being slavishly devoted to them.”
"I am iron man"
“I Am Thor”
One way that "Iron Man" influenced the MCU was having the heroes accept who they really were. While Thor hid his true identity on Earth as Donald Blake in the comics, 2011’s “Thor” had him only take on the alter ego to escape S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," he even declared, “I am Thor, son of Odin.”
"You'll Never See Me Coming"
“Iron Man” also emboldened the Marvel team to take big creative risks, such as with The Mandarin. When the violent villain from the comics was transformed into a British thespian played by Sir Ben Kingsley, there was instant backlash, but it also showed Marvel’s commitment to keeping the stories fresh for fans.
"And I Am Iron Man”
Downey said his famous line again in “Iron Man 3” after destroying all his Iron Man suits, and it came full circle in “Avengers: Endgame.” Editor Jeff Ford came up with the idea for Stark to say “And I am Iron Man” after Thanos’ “I am inevitable,” which was the appropriate emotional ending for the character who started it all for the MCU.