Marvel Cinematic Universe fans were not prepared for one old Iron Man script detail to make the rounds this weekend. @astcny posted a short scene where Tony Stark was talking about the miniature city he constructed with Bethany while sketching something. She is fascinated with the detail on display and the inventor brushes it off like its nothing. He calls the invention Stark City and says he constructed it at just 14 years old. When pressed about how impressed his father must have been at the creation, the gut-punch comes in. Stark says that he never came up to see it. In fact, it was made as an apology for just living. That revelation is just so dark that the fans were in tears all up and down the thread.
The elder stark has been played by a couple of different actors over the course of the MCU. Dominic Cooper took on the role in Captain America: The First Avenger and John Slattery played the older version of the character in Avengers: Endgame. If there was any talk of revisiting the younger version, Cooper is absolutely down. He told Comicbook.com about it last year.
"I loved that character. I felt very honored to have been given that character, and I didn't realize quite what I was entering at the time, I just loved playing him, Cooper explained. "And we got the spinoff TV show with him as well, and I hope there is a way that he exists again sometime in the future. He's fun. His son would be quite an interesting character to take on."
reminder that this was originally in the iron man script pic.twitter.com/U7YS9yO5ii— ✰ may (@astcny) April 23, 2020
Comicbook.com learned that Cooper is going to get his shot during What If…? on Disney+. He will voice the character and there's no telling what kind of story will be getting told on that platform. People have been looking forward to any and all Iron Man, so the Disney+ show has carried some excitement. The elder Stark melted a bunch of hearts with that moment in Endgame as well.
"I've stayed in touch with everyone there and there's exciting things, or prospects, that could happen, and as you know, in that universe anything could happen, I think that's why it's maintained, and remains so exciting because it continually surprises and something unexpected happens," Cooper observed. "[Including] the idea of him coming back, or something else in the future."
How do you feel about Howard Stark? Was he too hard on his son? Let us know down in the comments! Check out the best responses down below:
Keep in mind
also reminder that i deeply hate howard stark— ✰ may (@astcny) April 23, 2020
It isn't fair
As an APOLOGY. He could’ve turn into a violent teenager consumed with hatred but no, my boy was trying to make everything better. pic.twitter.com/2wSdsXFxJP— ⎊ emmy ⍟ (@emmystarked) April 23, 2020
That would be painful
me@howard pic.twitter.com/cAKWhygpfw— Captain ⎊ (@irvnstark) April 23, 2020
How many installments are there?
on today’s edition of reasons i hate howard stark:— Kayla ⎊ baymax stan acc (@AosKayla) April 23, 2020
Far too much pressure
I think it was mainly because of his obsession with Captain America. In Agent Carter Howard deemed him “the only good thing he’s ever created”. He probably expected Tony to display the same character traits as Cap which is a lot of unnecessary pressure to put on a child 🤷🏻♀️— Beyza (@Beyza81323057) April 23, 2020
What I never understood was in Endgame, when Tony and Howard are talking, Howard says “that kid isn’t even born yet and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for him”. What could have possibly changed?— John (@rustle_john) April 24, 2020
Ashamed to admit I laughedprevnext
HE JUST WANTED A FATHER pic.twitter.com/0NIdOFvPwa— mia (su future spoilers!) (@starkbrvce) April 23, 2020
Take all the time you need
Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God!!!!!! It breaks my heart more than I can ever thought it would. Tony needs to be protected and he deserves the world. Endgame doesn't exist for me. Now, please excuse me, as I go and cry in the corner.— Payel Chatterjee (@StarkAlways1) April 23, 2020
Who read this in tony voice pic.twitter.com/Ho0B8EncSR— difff (@aintgoodz) April 23, 2020