Nowadays, it frequently happens that actors have a lot of enormous shoes to fill when playing superheroes.

Robert Downey Jr.’s performance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will serve as the benchmark for any actor who ever reprises the character of Iron Man, for instance. As the voice of Tony Stark in the popular animated series Spidey And His Amazing Friends, John Stamos can speak from personal experience. He previously referred to the star as a “genius” while talking about how he developed his own interpretation of the character.

On the second season of Spidey And His Amazing Friends, John Stamos, who recently got into a great altercation at Disneyland with shellhead, gets a recurring part as Tony Stark/Iron Man. He recently spoke with TV Line about his approach to the character. He clarified that although he does not consider himself to be a comic book nerd personally, he worked hard to learn the role and give it an individual touch beyond what Robert Downey Jr. was able to do from Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame. Stamos said,

John Stamos continued by saying that while accepting the role of Iron Man for Spidey And His Amazing Friends wasn’t something that came together right away. To achieve the proper tone and intonation, he had to focus on the viewpoint of the character. He specifically concentrated on Tony Stark’s function as Spider-mentor, Man’s which was a matter he seemed to like because of his personal connection to it:

Over the course of his career, John Stamos has mentioned a handful of his role models, such as giants Jack Klugman, Garry Marshall, and Don Rickles, but he made a special mention of his father, who he stated passed away at the age of 64. The actor cited the fact that his father figure served as his superhero when he was a child as one of the reasons he didn’t need to turn to Marvel or DC comics for role models. Stamos said,