Originally Posted by Joeyjojo72
Actually James Bond changed quite a bit in the course of Casino Royale. But the Bond movies are a terrible analogy to these films for the reasons already stated. Different animals.
And Tony definitely has matured, he just isnt used to working as part of a team, especially a team where hes not calling all the shots. He's still a control freak, but the fact is that by the end of TA he accepted Cap as the leader of the team. Also hes in a committed relationship with someone he respects. Thats also new.
He also learned to make the sacrifice play, to lay himself on the wire and let the other guy step over him, to be a real hero and not just fight for himself. Tony's was the biggest character arc in The Avengers.