Say it ain't so, Robert Downey Jr.!
The Avengers star is thinking about retiring from the role of Iron Man, and it's Tony Stark's family demons that made him realize it! He says:
"It got me thinking about how big the message from your cosmic sponsor needs to be before you pick it up.
How many genre movies can I do? How many follow-ups to a successful follow-up are actually fun?"
We just hope he doesn't forget about his comics sponsor!
But of course no franchise can last forever, not even Fast & Furious! But what will RDJ do next if not defeating super-villains? He says:
"I come from a family of very innovative writers and directors and actors and artists, and the circle of friends they were in were the people I heard having pun-offs playing poker at two in the morning, and it was just the most comforting aspect of my childhood.
So there's this kind of legacy of souls from what I consider to be a very particular time in entertainment, and I'm sensing a return to that."
Sounds like he's aiming at a more old-fashioned type of entertainment. Theatre, variety, maybe even vaudeville?
Ooh, he could do a Marvel stage show! A Stark Is Born! LOLz!
Srsly, we'd be super sad to see him go, but all things must come to an end. But not yet!
[Image via Marvel.]
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