Robert Downey Jr. Wants To Hang Up His MCU Jersey Before It’s Embarrassing

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is all the rage nowadays, and Marvel Studios has Robert Downey Jr. to thank for much of the franchise’s success. In 2008 Marvel Studios took a risk on Robert Downey Jr. when they released “Iron Man” and the risk paid off big time.

RDJ has been a key member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the very beginning, but it’s rumored that Tony Stark may meet his end in one of the upcoming Avengers films. Whether or not Stark will survive through “Avengers 4” remains to be seen, but during a recent interview with, Robert Downey Jr. made it clear that he doesn’t want to overstay his welcome.

“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 [movies] I have done by dropping the ball because I decided to go do it one more time. I just want to hang up my jersey before it’s embarrassing.”

As for why he’s stuck with the MCU for so long, Robert says making the films for him has been all about the people he works with.

“It’s this cyclical thing,” Downey says. “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 (Avengers directors Anthony and Joe) Russos, who I adore.

“Avengers: Infinity War” will arrive in theaters on May 4, 2018.