Robert Downey Jr doesn't want to drop the ball as Iron Man

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Robert Downey Jr wants to stop play­ing 'Iron Man' be­fore it gets "em­bar­rass­ing" and he can't do the role jus­tice. The 52-year-old ac­tor has starred as the metal-suited su­per­hero in seven movies, kick­ing off the Marvel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse in 2008's 'Iron Man', and will be re­turn­ing as Tony Stark in the next two 'Avengers' films. Downey still en­joys suit­ing up for the block­busters but doesn't want to over­stay his wel­come if he can't per­form to the best of his abil­ity on screen. Speak­ing to News Corp Aus­tralia, he said: "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." Downey can cur­rently be seen as the char­ac­ter in the Marvel Stu­dios and Sony Pic­tures co-pro­duc­tion 'Spi­der-Man: Home­com­ing' and he ad­mits he was drawn to the film be­cause of 'Cop Car' direc­tor Jon Watts who has helmed Spidey's first full MCU ad­ven­ture. He said: "I felt like we were lit­er­ally back in the writer's room on the first 'Iron Man'. So there was a real sense of a home­com­ing to­ward this - not ex­per­i­men­tal, be­cause there is so much more data now and the process is so much more stream­lined - but I didn't feel like I was be­ing asked to just fit in some­where. They wanted us to bring our own lit­tle thing."

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