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Why is Robert Downey Jr dropping hints about quitting Iron Man?

Robert Downey Jr says he wants to stop playing Iron Man before it gets ‘embarrassing’.

hollywood Updated: Jul 03, 2017 09:40 IST
Actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of Spider-man: Homecoming at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of Spider-man: Homecoming at the TCL Chinese Theatre.(AFP)

He may have become synonymous with the Iron Man character, but Robert Downey Jr is now wondering if it’s time to hang up his red armour.

In an interview with News.com.au, the 52-year-old actor said, “It’s this cyclical thing. I could have said when the first Avengers came out: ‘It’s never going to get any better than that. Everybody stop.’ But to me, it’s always about people and opportunities, like the Russos (Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo), who I adore.”

Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr, and Tom Holland in a scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming. (AP)

“Everyone says to me it’s like a glove that fits so well. I have to start over every time but I am starting over with a pretty solid base. I just never want to blow it for the last six or seven (Marvel movies) I have done by dropping the ball because I decided to go do it one more time,” he continued “I just want to hang up my jersey before it’s embarrassing.”

Downey made his debut as the Marvel superhero in the surprise monster hit Iron Man in 2008 and will reprise his role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War.

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