[Movies] Robert Downey Jr Discusses How Much Longer He Can Keep Playing Iron Man
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.26.2013
He's fine with being recast...
In an interview with Empire magazine (via Comic Book Moive), Robert Downey Jr talked about how much longer he can keep playing Tony Stark/Iron Man, with the latest film, Iron Man 3, being released in May.
He said: "Let's just say that the only thing I ever let go of had claw marks in it. There's a little bit of soul reclamation going on. I feel that the first time I played Tony, I did it best. Sorry! The affinity with Tony now is: how do you sustain something? I'm not stupid, I like to play ball, I love the company, I love the character, and the business side of things, I'm not to picky about that either."
While Kevin Feige didn't comment on Downey's status, he said that Tony Stark will continue to appear in the films. He added: "Tony's going to carry on. Avengers 2 already has a release date!"
When asked about another actor taking over for him as the character, Downey replied: "It would probably be the best thing in the world for me. You know, ego...but sometimes ego just has to be smashed. Let's see what happens. I take the audience very seriously - I feel bad when I see folks doing movies and the audience is like, 'Don't do that anymore.' I don't have to overstay my welcome."