8 Years Later
The first Iron Man film revealed that Tony attended MIT for his undergraduate studies and graduated at the top of his class. He was just 17 at the time, so maybe it only made sense that he would become a billionaire tech genius. But there’s another tiny detail in relation to MIT that would only pay off later on.
Pepper told Tony that he was supposed to give a commencement speech at MIT, though the event wasn’t planned for a very, very long time. He had a lot of time to prepare, but he didn’t. We learn of this face in Civil War, which took place eight years later.