In 1981, Iron Man guest starred in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends with William H. Marshall providing his voice. He made cameo appearances throughout the series, most prominently in "The Origin of the Spider-Friends", in which Tony Stark is a central character.The Beetle stole a crime-detection computer and the Power Booster invented by Tony Stark to increase his power. He was the first villain that the Spider-Friends faced together in that origin episode. In gratitude for the Spider-Friends' aid against the Beetle, Stark provided them with the crime-detection technology used by the heroes throughout the series.
Iron Man made a few cameo appearances with the rest of the Avengers in the 1981 solo Spider-Man show, on an in-universe cartoon in the episode "Arsenic and Aunt May", and as a costume in a costume shop in the episode "The Capture of Captain America".
Iron Man made a non-speaking cameo in some episodes of the 1994 Fantastic Four TV series.
Iron Man appeared in the two part featuring Venom and Carnage episodes of the mid-1990s and episodes of Secret Wars chapter from the 1994 Spider-Man TV series. Robert Hays voices the character.
Robert Hays reprised Iron Man again in a guest appearance in the 1996 animated series The Incredible Hulk in episode 4: "Helping Hand, Iron Fist".
In the 1999, 13 episode series The Avengers: United They Stand, Iron Man was voiced by Francis Diakowsky. He helps the Avengers thwart the Zodiac's plan to send radioactive satellite crashing to Earth. Like Captain America and Thor, Iron Man could not be used as a full-fledged member.
Beginning in 2010, Iron Man appears in the The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, voiced by Eric Loomis and Keiji Fujiwara in the Japanese dub. As in the comics, he is one of the founding members of the team and provides them with the Avengers Mansion as well as all the team's technology, including special ID cards and Quinjets. This Iron Man includes the elements from the comics canon and some elements from the recent Iron Man film series, including the Arc Reactor in his chest as well as his armor being run by the JARVIS A.I., as opposed to the HOMER system in the comics. He serves as team leader, and is seen in the opening credits monitoring the team's activities on various view screens.
He appears in the Spider-Man animated TV series, Ultimate Spider-Man, with Pasdar reprising his role. In the episode "Great Power", he is shown trying to master his suit. He has a major role in "Flight of the Iron Spider", where he and the team combat the Living Laser. The episode makes several references to his playboy persona. His background seems identical to the canon, with the first suit being built to escape captivity. An alternate version of him is briefly shown in the end, when the Living Laser ends up in the Super Hero Squad reality.
Downey, Jr. is slated to reprise the role in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Iron Man 3 director Shane Black stated in March 2013 that "There has been a lot of discussion about it: 'Is this the last Iron Man for Robert [Downey, Jr.]?' Something tells me that it will not be the case, and [he] will be seen in a fourth, or fifth." Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that the character of Stark will continue to be featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe regardless of Downey's involvement. Also in March, Downey said he was open to extending his contract, stating he feels "there's a couple other things we've gotta do" with the character. In June 2013, when Downey Jr. signed on to return as Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he also signed on for a third Avengers film. In a July 2014 interview during the filming of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Downey expressed his interest in continuing to play Iron Man. "It's down to Kevin [Feige] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree," Downey said. "When things are going great, there's a lot of agreement." He added, "It's that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?"
Marc Worden reprises his role of Iron Man in The Invincible Iron Man. The film does much of a changed origin where Stark is taken to China.[clarification needed] There he meets Li Mei, and with Rhodey builds a suit of armor. As Iron Man he takes down four elementals attempting to resurrect his arch enemy, the Mandarin who in this incarnation is a Kahgan who has been deceased for many centuries.
Stark (voiced again by Marc Worden) makes a brief appearance in the Planet Hulk animated movie.
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is a direct-to-video feature which, like the Marvel Anime adaptation, is produced by Madhouse in collaboration with Marvel. The feature is written by Brandon Auman and directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki. Matthew Mercer and Norman Reedus voiced Stark and the Punisher respectively. The feature revolves around Iron Man as he fights against Ezekiel Stane who has developed a new bio-technology. The film was released in North America on Blu-ray and DVD April 16, 2013.
Iron Man appears as a central character in Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United which was released in 2014. Adrian Pasdar reprised his role as Stark from Ultimate Spider-Man and the Iron Man Anime. Iron Man will be teaming with Captain America in Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United which is slated to be released in 2014.
Iron Man makes an appearance in the 2005 Punisher video game voiced by John Cygan. He learns from his security that the Eternal Sun tried to steal the Iron Man armors. An inside joke alludes to Stark's alcoholism: After viewing the destruction left by the Punisher, Stark sighs and says, "I need a drink."
Iron Man is an unlockable character in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse voiced again by John Cygan. He can be unlocked by collecting the four homing beacons in each act to access the secret area to retrieve a piece of his armor. Collect four pieces of his armor to unlock him. The War Machine armor is one of his alternate costumes.
John Cygan reprises his role of Iron Man who is a playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. His costumes include his New Avenger armor, his Classic armor, the War Machine armor, and his Ultimate armor. Iron Man is one of the main characters in game; Stark Tower is one of the bases of the team in the game. He has special dialogue with Nick Fury, the Crimson Dynamo, Deathbird, Dark Colossus, and Dark Captain America. A simulation disk has Iron Man fighting Ultimo on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
Stephen Stanton reprises his role of Iron Man in The Incredible Hulk video game. He serves as a boss and as a threat level enemy should the Hulk cause too much destruction. He fights the Hulk in his Hulkbuster Armor MK II. Iron Man's Hulkbuster Armor is playable if one has the data of the Iron Man video game on their memory card.
In Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Spider-Man tries to call Tony Stark to help build a device that will rid the city of the symbiotes. Stark Industries is closed due to a public health emergency caused by the symbiote invasion. Billboards of Iron Man are seen across the city.
Iron Man is a playable character and a boss character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 voiced by Crispin Freeman. He is one of the first four characters available for play in the game. Since the game's storyline is based on the Civil War story arc, he plays a major role as the leader of the Pro-Registration Movement. His alternate costume is a slightly modified classic costume.
Iron Man is the main character in Iron Man: Aerial Assault.
Iron Man appears as a playable fighter in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Eric Loomis reprises his role and Iron Man is portrayed in his Extremis armor. Alternate colors include the "tin can" prototype armor, the Stealth Suit, and the Silver Centurion armor, with Norman Osborn's Iron Patriot armor available as downloadable content. He appears in the Mike Haggar character ending as Haggar's running mate for his presidential campaign. Iron Man would later appear as a playable character in the standalone update of the game, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Iron Man is available as downloadable content for the game LittleBigPlanet, as part of "Marvel Costume Kit 1".
The Iron Man armor is prominently featured in the book Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine by E. Paul Zehr, which explores the hard science fiction aspects of Iron Man and the possibility of building an Iron Man-like armor.
In the Seinfeld episode "The Voice", George and Jerry discuss whether Iron Man wears some kind of undergarment beneath his armor. George suggests he goes naked and Jerry replies that idea does not make sense.
In The Looney Tunes Show, there was a CGI animated short of Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote entitled "Heavy Metal." In this short, Wile E. tries to catch the Road Runner with an iron suit. The design is based on the Mark I armor. Similar to the comics, the Coyote designed his suit in a cave just like Tony Stark did with Ho Yinsen.
MAD featured a movie short titled "I Love You, Iron Man" in which Iron Man 2 and I Love You, Man are spoofed.
^Thomas, Roy; Sanderson, Peter (2007). The Marvel Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the World of Marvel. Running Press. p. 101. ISBN978-0762428441. In 1966, television production company Grantray-Lawrence produced a series of five half-hour semi-animated shows under the banner title Marvel Superheroes. Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The Mighty Thor, and Sub-Mariner all made their television debuts.