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Robert Downey Jr. Says He'll Quit Playing Marvel's 'Iron Man' 'Before It's Embarrassing'

Robert Downey Jr. Says He'll Quit Playing Marvel's 'Iron Man' 'Before It's Embarrassing'

Robert Downey Jr. is spilling on how much longer he’s planning to take on the role of Iron Man.

The 52-year-old actor, who first portrayed the Marvel superhero in 2008′s Iron Man and will reprise his role for the eighth time in Avengers: Infinity War, shared his thoughts in a recent interview.

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“It’s this cyclical thing,” he told News Corp Australia Network. “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 directors Anthony and Joe Russo], who I adore.”

“Everyone says to me it’s like a glove that fits so well,” Robert added. “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 [MCU 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.”

Avengers: Infinity War is set to his theaters on May 4, 2018.

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