[Movies] Robert Downey Jr Talks About The Future Of Iron Man Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.26.2014
How much longer will he be Tony Stark?
In an interview with Variety, Robert Downey Jr. gave his thoughts on Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and how much longer he might have as Tony Stark in the Marvel movies. Here are highlights:
On how many more Marvel movies there could be: "The smart money is you have to look at everybody's age. I'll put myself at the top of the list. Sooner or later, they've got to start over and get somebody young. I'm not there with them yet. It really is the closest thing to being a beloved contract player with a big old-timey studio that there is right now. When you really think about it at the end of the day, these films are entertainment largely driven by young folks. There is something very honorable about that. I run into kids wearing "Captain America" masks. My kid believes that Captain America is real."
On Avengers: Age of Ultron: "This one is a very ambitious sequel. If you read it, it's dense, it's smart. Joss [Whedon] is a really smart guy. My 2-year-old is crazy about Hawkeye, and I think Jeremy [Renner] has a lot to do with the plot. There's always so many plates to spin to get these things half-right, and I'm really excited about this one."
On urging Chris Evans to take the role of Captain America: "There was so much riding on what essentially could be considered the squarest superhero in history. It was probably the most risky of the franchises we launched. I say "we," like I'm a company man, which I like to think I am. By the way, I'm a fan of his."