May 17, 2024

With hundreds of characters jumping between movies and TV shows, the Marvel Cinematic Universe became too big for the average fan to keep track of it all. That’s why some may be surprised to be nominated for an Academy Award Kerry Condon She had a long MCU career before charming the world as Siobhán Súilleabháin The Banshees of Inishering. That’s because Condon is the official voice of FRIDAY, who virtually becomes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) after uploading the helper to JARVIS Vision (Paul Bettany) in the events Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Robert Downey Jr.  He talks to FRIDAY about his role as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame
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when Iron Man introduced the world to Tony Stark, the genius businessman who had already coded JARVIS, Just a Rather Very Intelligent System. While Stark isn’t great at naming things, he did a fantastic job with JARVIS, as the AI ​​does all the heavy lifting whenever the scientist needs to create a new item, design a new suit of armor, or calculate his flight patterns. There would be no Iron Man without JARVIS, as Stark’s armor is too complex for a human to create with his bare hands. So things get especially tough once Ultron (with voice James Spader) becomes self-aware and destroys JARVIS to spread his digital consciousness through the internet. JARVIS, fortunately, survives the attack and is eventually upgraded to an artificial body, becoming a key component in the creation of the Vision.

In age of ultron, Stark is forced to upload a new AI into his armor to continue fighting Ultron as Iron Man. This is why, before the Battle of Sokovia, Stark chooses FRIDAY as his new AI assistant. Female Replacement Intelligent Digital Assistant Youth proves that Stark should let other people create their own acronyms. FRIDAY’s promotion also introduced Condon to the MCU. Because after age of ultronthe actor voiced Stark’s AI until the end of the “Infinity Saga.”


Avengers Age of Ultron Jarvis
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Just as JARVIS AI imitated the accent of an English man, FRIDAY takes Condon’s background and allows the star to use his Irish accent. And JARVIS may have been Stark’s best AI when he designed the first Iron Man armor, FRIDAY was indispensable to the Avengers on multiple occasions. FRIDAY by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) fighting patterns Captain America: Civil War, allowing Stark to go toe to toe with the super soldier. She also helps babysit Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in the events Spider-Man: Homecoming.

FRIDAY will be deactivated Avengers: Infinity War After going to Stark space and getting outside the zone to access his database. However, it’s back in Avengers: Endgame and helps Stark time travel. FRIDAY allows Stark to run simulations and design a Time-Space GPS, allowing the Avengers to defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin) Snap. So Condon never appeared in flesh and blood in the MCU, he has given his voice to the crucial character. Avengers‘the most significant victory.

Since Stark died Final gamewe haven’t heard a word about FRIDAY We don’t know if the AI ​​might have been disabled or if FRIDAY’s processing power is being used elsewhere by Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Stark Industries.

However, AI and Condon could return to the MCU in a number of ways. Dominique Thorne recently debuted as Ironheart Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverand the hero is getting a solo series in 2023 or 2024. So it’s fair to assume. Iron Heart in some way he will deal with Stark’s legacy and perhaps give FRIDAY a new purpose. there is also one Armor Wars starring the film in development Don Cheadle As a War Machine. Originally a Disney+ series, Armor Wars it was made into a movie because of its importance to the MCU. Which means it wouldn’t be strange if the movie brought FRIDAY back, maybe to help War Machine, maybe as a new tool used by a villain. Whatever happens in the future, let’s hope Condon gets more MCU opportunities and maybe even become a live-action character in the future.

Kerry Condon’s work outside of his MCU role

Kerry Condon in The Banshees of Inisherin
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While we’re excited to hear (or see) Condon return to the MCU, we also love that the actor’s career continues outside of Marvel Studios. Condon did not take home an Oscar for his role The Banshees of InisheringSiobhán’s portrayal earned her dozens of nominations and awards, including a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress.

Condon has also been in other critically acclaimed films such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Track. On television, Condon played the role of Stacey Ehrmantraut Better call SaulDaughter of fan favorite Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). She also became Octavia of Julii Romefor Laura Women in the Middleand for Rosie Shanahan luck. As a talented star, Condon has also spent some time on stage as a leading man Lieutenant of Inishmore and Cripple of Inishmaantwo plays Martin McDonaghwhich he would later write, direct and produce Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Banshees of Inishering.

Condon will next be seen in the thriller In the Land of Saints and Sinners with Liam Neeson and Ciarán Hinds. He also participated in the leading role Night Swimmingnew supernatural thriller James WanIt is an atomic monster. based on Bryce McGuireThe acclaimed 2014 short film Night Swim follows a woman who is stalked by a dangerous man, who will star. Wyatt Russell. It’s an interesting part, one that will allow Condon to flex some new acting muscles, especially since Wan’s productions have spawned horror-increasing, spine-chilling franchises.

With such a diverse career, Condon has proven time and time again how talented he is. His Oscar nomination is long overdue, and yet Jamie Lee Curtis get the prize, we really hope The Banshees of Inishering it helps him get bigger roles in the future. And with all the buzz surrounding Condon’s amazing performance in McDonagh’s latest film, Marvel Studios would be missing a huge opportunity if they didn’t bring FRIDAY back for a feature role.

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