Robert Downey Jr. Says It Was “Time to Get Off” the MCU
Robert Downey, Jr.’s ride with Marvel Studios lasted more than ten years, but it has now come to an end. The actor wore Iron Man‘s armor in 10 movies, and he has been awarded the status of Disney Legend for his effort. In an interview with the fall issue of D23 magazine (via Digital Spy), Downey Jr. said that for him and Captain America star Chris Evans was time to “get off” the Marvel bus.
“We had to get off. We opted to, and knew it was part of the job to get off the bus while it rolled on to other destinations,” said Downey. “There’s something very sobering about it. I’m glad he and I will be there to welcome others as they retire their jerseys.”
Downey Jr. went on revealing that he doesn’t like to talk about his “legacy,” especially in comparison with fellow MCU stars Mark Ruffalo and Evans.
“I really don’t need to look any farther than my co-stars. Mark Ruffalo is an activist, Chris Evans is a die hard American and proponent of true democracy,” added Downey. “I don’t really have the gumption, the skill set, the drive, or the humility either of those guys do.”
Meanwhile, the new-appointed Disney Legend has left a significant impact, especially on one of his former Marvel co-workers. Recently, Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland revealed that he had a session of boxing training with the former Iron Man. Will we see Downey Jr. competing in a bare-knuckle ring in the future?
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