Marvel Iron Man Movies in Order of Release & Movie Posters

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Iron Man, aka Tony Stark, is a superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Co-created by writer and editor Stan Lee, Iron Man first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39 (cover dated March 1963), and received his own title in Iron Man #1 (May 1968). In 1963, Iron Man founded the Avengers superhero team with Thor, Ant-Man, Wasp and the Hulk.

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film series, Iron Man movies star Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, and Don Cheadle as James Rhodes (War Machine). View all Iron Man movies in order of release date, including Blu-ray and DVD dates.

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After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to escape his situation. The man who was put in charge of Stark Industries has plans of his own to take over Tony’s technology for other matters. Stark becomes Iron Man to fight back.

US Theater release date: May 2, 2008
Blu-Ray / DVD release date: March 22, 2011 / September 30, 2008

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Iron Man 2

With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a Russian scientist Ivan Vanko who uses his own version of the technology to pursue a vendetta against the Stark family.

US Theater release date: May 7, 2010
Blu-Ray / DVD release date: September 28, 2010

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Iron Man 3

While Tony Stark wrestles with the ramifications of the events of The Avengers during a national terrorism campaign on the United States led by the mysterious Mandarin, his world is torn apart and he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

US Theater release date: May 3, 2013
Blu-Ray / DVD release date: September 24, 2013

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Iron Man in Other MCU Movies

Other Marvel movies Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark (Iron Man) character has been in are The Incredible Hulk (2008), The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Iron Man: 15 Years Later with Kevin Feige and Jon Favreau

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