Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango
People are letting their dislike of events from the comics cloud their judgment of the films. It's a perfectly logical step that Tony would take. I find the idea that he wouldn't do so not only unrealistic but absurd.
Not to mention no one has even seen the scene in question yet. When I was a kid we had Magic 8-balls for predicting the future. Now they use Legos, apparently.
Oh come on, Whiskey. I think you may have used a bit of hyperbole there. You mean barring all other possibilities? It's just a story and there are other possibilities. For one, Tony wanting to distance and isolate himself from his loved ones is another good possibility.