Robert Downey Jr. plays the Armored Avenger in Iron Man 3 next week while The Secret Origin of Tony Stark begins in the Iron Man comic book. In other Marvel films like Captain America: The First Avenger we saw Tony’s dad playing a role with the U.S. military.
Kieron Gillen and Dale Eaglesham explores the past of Howard and Maria Stark. Some fans may worry that the upcoming arc will change continuity. Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso took on those concerns on Comic Book Resources.
“Let’s be clear about one thing: This story doesn’t totally change Tony Stark’s origin. It reveals a heretofore-unrevealed pocket in his origin that, shall we say, deeply illuminates who he is and his relationship with his mother and his father. It also introduces a major new character who’ll be very important to Tony’s future — I can’t emphasize enough how important. You will look at Tony very differently at the end of the story.
The Secret Origin of Tony Stark begins next week in Iron Man #9.