With hundreds of characters bouncing between movies and TV shows, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become too big for the average fan to keep track of everything. That’s why some might be surprised that the Oscar-nominated Kerry Condon she had a long career in the MCU before captivating the world as Siobhan Suilleabhain in Banshee of Inisherina. This is because Condon is the official voice of FRIDAY, the AI ​​that becomes the voice of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) helper after loading JARVIS in Vision (Paul Bettany) during events Avengers: Age of Ultron.



Robert Downey Jr talks to FRIDAY as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame
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When iron Man introduced the world to Tony Stark, the genius entrepreneur who had already coded JARVIS, also known as “Just a very smart system”. While Stark may not have been brilliant at naming things, he did a great job with JARVIS, as the AI ​​does all the hard work every time a scientist needs to create a new element, design new armor, or even calculate a flight pattern. Without Jarvis, there would be no Iron Man because Stark’s armor is too complex for a human to create with their bare hands. So things get especially complicated when Ultron (voiced by James Spader) becomes self-aware and destroys JARVIS in order to spread his digital consciousness over the Internet. JARVIS luckily survives the attack and is eventually uploaded into an artificial body, becoming a key ingredient in the creation of the Vision.

IN Age of Ultron, Stark is forced to download a new AI into his armor in order to keep fighting Ultron as Iron Man. That’s why before the battle for Sokovia, Stark chooses FRIDAY as his new AI assistant. The smart digital assistant for women to replace youth proves that Stark should let other people create their acronyms. The FRIDAY upload also introduced Condon to the MCU. Because after Age of Ultronthe actress voiced AI Stark until the end of the Infinity Saga.

How FRIDAY and JARVIS are similar

Avengers Age of Ultron Jarvis
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Just as JARVIS AI mimicked an English accent, FRIDAY embraces Condon’s origins and lets the star use his Irish accent. And while JARVIS may have been Stark’s best AI when he designed the first Iron Man armor, FRIDAY has proved important to the Avengers on more than one occasion. FRIDAY helps Stark analyze Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) combat patterns in Captain America: Civil War, allowing Stark to take on the Super Soldier. She also helps babysit Peter Parker (Tom Holland) during events Spider-Man: Homecoming.

FRIDAY is deactivated after Avengers: Infinity War after Stark travels into space and goes out of range to access his database. However, she is back Avengers: Endgame and even helps Stark time travel. Thanks to FRIDAY, Stark is able to run simulations and develop a space-time GPS that allows the Avengers to bring back Thanos (Josh Brolin) Click. So, although Condon never appeared in flesh and bone in the MCU, she gave her voice to a character crucial to the MCU. Avengers“The most significant victory.

After Stark’s death The finalwe haven’t heard a word about FRIDAY. We don’t know if the AI ​​may have been decommissioned or if FRIDAY’s computing power is being used by Pepper Potts elsewhere (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Stark Industries.

However, the AI ​​and Condon can return to the MCU in several ways. Dominic Thorn recently debuted as Ironheart in Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverand the heroine will receive a solo series somewhere in 2023 or 2024. So it’s fair to assume Iron heart deal with the Stark legacy somehow and perhaps give FRIDAY a new purpose. Also have Armored Wars film in development with Don Cheadle like a war machine. Originally a Disney+ series, Armored Wars became a movie due to its importance to the MCU. This means it wouldn’t be weird if the movie brought back FRIDAY, maybe to help War Machine, maybe as a new tool used by the villain. Whatever happens in the future, we hope that Condon gets more opportunities in the MCU and maybe sometime in the future can become a live-action character.

Kerry Condon’s work outside of her role in the MCU

Kerry Condon as Banshee of Inisherina
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While we’re excited to hear (or see) Condon’s return to the MCU, we also enjoy following the actress’ career outside of Marvel Studios. Although Condon did not win an Oscar for her role in Banshee of Inisherinaplaying Siobhan, she received dozens of nominations and awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Condon has also been part of other critically acclaimed films such as Three billboards on the border of Ebbing, Missouri And Podium. On television, Condon played the role of Stacy Ehrmantraut in Better call Saulsister-in-law of fan favorite Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). She also became Octavia Yuliev for RomeLaura for Women on the edgeand Rosie Shanahan for Luck. As a talented star, Condon also spent some time on stage, starring in Lieutenant of Inishmore And Cripple of Inishmantwo pieces Martin McDonaghwho would later write, direct and produce Three billboards on the border of Ebbing, Missouri And Banshee of Inisherina.

Condon will appear next in the thriller. In the land of saints and sinners With Liam Neeson And Ciarán Hinds. She also landed the lead role in Night swimmingnew production supernatural thriller James WanAtomic monster. Based Bryce McGuireThe acclaimed 2014 short film Night Swim is about a woman who is stalked by a dangerous man. Wyatt Russell. This is an interesting piece that will allow Condon to show some new acting muscle, especially since Wang’s productions are known for amplifying horror and creating chilling franchises.

With such a varied career, Condon has proven time and time again just how talented she is. Her Oscar nomination is long overdue, and although Jamie Lee Curtis received an award, we sincerely hope Banshee of Inisherina helps her land bigger roles in the future. And with all the buzz surrounding Condon’s phenomenal performance in McDonagh’s latest film, Marvel Studios would be missing out on a huge opportunity if they didn’t bring back FRIDAY for an extended role.