New or Recurring
? Recurring.Last Seen In
: 2013's triumphant "Iron Man 3
." At the end of that movie, he seemingly threw away the Iron Man persona (complete with the removal of the shrapnel in his chest that necessitated the little reactor) but then, at the last minute, admitted that he is still Iron Man. As any comic book fan will tell you, Tony Stark has always been an addict.This Time Around
: Tony has moved away from the day-to-day responsibilities, instead issuing the creation of the Iron Legion, peacekeeping droids that he can dispatch to various corners of the world. (A sly commentary on drone culture, or just a really cool excuse to see flying robots? You decide!) Of course this initiative gets taken to the extreme when he creates an artificial intelligence known as Ultron (James Spader
). Angst ensues.Will He Be Back
? Yes. Downey Jr. is co-headlining next summer's "Captain America: Civil War
," which, if it follows the comic-book arc at all, will see Stark and Captain America battling over the ideology behind a superhero registration act. He'll also return for the two-part "Avengers: Infinity War," beginning in 2018.