It’s clear that Homecoming is showing us that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will be taking the leader position from Downey’s Iron Man for a new upcoming batch of Marvel superheroes. Which means Robert Downey Jr. is ready to hang, or more likely, pass on the Iron Man suit. The actor says it’s better to not overstay his welcome and quit when he’s still big in the game.
In an interview with News.com.au, he bares it all:
“It’s this cyclical thing, 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. 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 (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.”
RDJ as Iron Man will be last seen in movies Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.