Robert Downey Jr. Reveals When He’ll Stop Playing Iron Man, Says He’ll ‘Hang Up My Jersey Before It’s Embarrassing’

As Robert Downey Jr.’s eighth time playing Iron Man is about to hit the big screen in “Spider-man: Homecoming”, Downey reveals just how much longer he’ll keep up with the iconic role.

And while fans of the Marvel universe are starting to speculate that this will be the last time Downey will reprise this character, the actor spoke to New Corp Australia Network to call his role a “cyclical thing.”

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“I could have said when the first ‘Avengers’ came out: ‘It’s never going to get any better than that. Everybody stop,'” he said. “But to me it’s always about people and opportunities, like the Russos [‘Avengers’ directors Anthony and Joe Russo], who I adore.”

But the 52-year-old Oscar nominee confessed he doesn’t want to tire out the character, “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,” he told the news outlet.

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“I just never want to blow it for the last six or seven [MCU movies] I have down 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.”

“Spider-man: Homecoming” hits theatres July 7.

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