By Patrick Cavanaugh – January 16, 2020 11:50 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 Robert Downey Jr.’s tenure as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be a portrayal that goes down in the annals of cinema, with the actor recently noting how his age was one of the contributing factors to why he wanted to leave the franchise, making a return at some point in the future seem less likely. The actor departed the franchise less than a year ago and, while some of his comments about the role of Tony Stark have been somewhat ambiguous, his most recent remarks make it seem as though the longer he waits, the less likely a return would seem.”When I started, I was in my early 40s, now I’m in my mid-50s,” Downey shared with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “Remember by the time, Superman, the TV show, was over, the guy playing him, you were like, ‘Dude, you are old. The girdle’s not working anymore.’ I always think it’s better to fire yourself before you get fired.”Luckily, the sprawling nature of the Marvel universe has allowed for all sorts of variations of iconic characters to take part in storylines,… Read full this story
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