1 MCU Character Comes Close to Robert Downey Jr.’s Gargantuan 356 Minutes Screentime & it’s Not an Avenger

Tom Hiddleston's 328.65 minutes of screen time surpasses all other superheroes except Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man

1 MCU Character Comes Close to Robert Downey Jr.'s Gargantuan 356 Minutes Screentime & it's Not an Avenger

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  • Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man came on top of the most amount of screen time in the MCU.
  • Surprisingly, Tom Hiddleston's Loki followed behind, beating all other Avengers to the position.
  • Hiddleston has never appeared for more than 21 minutes in a single MCU project before Loki series.
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Robert Downey Jr. holds the record for the most screen time in the MCU. It is no surprise considering Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark launched the entire franchise 15 years ago. However, the second in line will come as a surprise to many, as he had limited screen time in the first three phases of the MCU. Tom Hiddleston has clocked the second-highest screen time with 328 minutes.

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Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame

Hiddleston’s Loki surpassed Chris Hemsworth’s Thor to achieve this feat, thanks to his critically acclaimed Disney+ series Loki. The series provided a fitting conclusion to Loki’s arc from the earlier movies, narrating a brilliant multiversal story in 12 episodes over 2 seasons.

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Tom Hiddleston Came Close To Beating Robert Downey Jr.’s MCU Screen Time Record

Tom Hiddleston in Loki
Tom Hiddleston as the God of Stories in Loki Season 2

Robert Downey Jr.’s 356 minutes of screen time came from his appearances in nine MCU films, not including his uncredited cameos. By the time the Sherlock Holmes actor met a heroic end in Avengers: Endgame, he had spent 11 years playing the role of Iron Man. Out of his nine films, he had his eponymous trilogy, which contributed significantly to his screen time.

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The X account, @HollywoodHandle, revealed the new top 5 characters with the most screen time. While Downey Jr.’s screen time remains on top, Tom Hiddleston surprised everyone with his screen time. The God of Stories has now appeared on screen for Marvel for 328.65 minutes by the end of Loki Season 2.

After the grand showdown in Avengers: Endgame, Hiddleston reprised his role in the Disney+ series set in MCU Phase Four. With season one of Loki, Hiddleston almost doubled his screen time in the MCU, appearing on screen for more than 2 hours in that season. Earlier, Hiddleston had never appeared for more than 21 minutes in a single film in Phases One to Three.

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The screen time is justified, considering Marvel carefully wove his character arc throughout the course of the movies. Hiddleston went from a villain in Thor and The Avengers to an anti-hero in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, and finally, to a heroic God in Loki.

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Tom Hiddleston Beats Three Other Avengers To The Second Place

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Tom Hiddleston beat three other popular Avengers to the second most screen time

Chris Hemsworth’s Thor comes behind Tom Hiddleston’s Loki with a screentime of 289.8 minutes. Hemsworth is the only Avenger with four standalone movies. He first appeared in Thor 2011 and has since appeared in a total of eight films, including all four Avengers films. He was notably absent from the ensemble cast of Captain America: Civil War.

Surprisingly, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker grabs the fourth spot, beating other Avengers who debuted before him. His Spider-Man also got a trilogy, and he made appearances in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Holland clocked in a total of 245.35 minutes in the MCU.

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Chris Evans’ Captain America stands at no.5, clocking in at 242.1 minutes. His appearances include three Captain America films, four Avengers films, and two hilarious cameos in Thor: The Dark World and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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All movies and series mentioned are available for streaming on Disney+.

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Written by Hashim Asraff

Hashim, Entertainment Writer. With over 500 published articles on FandomWire, he covers a wide range of topics from celebrity life to comic book movies. He holds a Masters degree in Sociology and his expertise proves invaluable in handling sensitive news. His passion for crime investigation thrillers has turned him into a detective, exploring the darkest corners of the internet during his research.