18 April, 2013

Robert Downey Jr talks Iron Man retirement???

It has been widely reported that Robert Downey Jr.'s contract with Marvel is set to expire this summer after "Iron Man 3". I will be blunt with you guys I'm not really the biggest fan of Robert Downey and never have been, but losing him as Iron Man is bit upsetting. Lets just hope that the studio offer him a new contract for more "Iron Man" and "Avengers" films. In a recent interview with GQ he seems to be hinting at he may be done with the character, when asked about the injury he sustained on the set of the latest film;

"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? Because, as quiet as it's kept, 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—it's what me and the missus are doing next. It's not unlike: I heard Brady signed on for three more years with New England, and then he's done being a QB, because he'll be 40. I'm 47, and I'll be 50."

When asked to elaborate on what he meant about what stops when he turns 50;

"I don't know. I don't know. Right now I don't have a contract to do anything, and I did for the last five years."

It's unclear if Downey truly is finished with playing the character or if he's playing coy in an attempt to get a boost in his next contract. Check back here for future updates on the matter.

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