Robert Downey Jr, 55, reveals he is not going back to Marvel

Robert Downey Jr is 'done' with the Marvel cinematic universe.

The 55-year-old star, who played Tony Stark in Iron Man and several other spinoffs such as Avengers, made the comments to Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes on their podcast SmartLess.

'That's all done,' said the former child star. 'As far as I'm concerned, I hung up my guns and I'm good to let it go.'

No more Tony: Robert Downey Jr is 'done' with the Marvel cinematic universe, he said this week

No more Tony: Robert Downey Jr is 'done' with the Marvel cinematic universe, he said this week

His first Iron Man movie came out in 2008. 

He then went in to star in 2010's Iron Man 2, next came his role in The Avengers in 2012, then Iron Man 3 in 2013 followed by Avengers: Age Of Ultron in 2015, Captain America: Civil War in 2016, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

His character was killed in Endgame and he was given a nod in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Robert had a cameo appearance in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and is expected to be seen in Black Widow, likely in a flashback.

New news: The 55-year-old star, who played Tony Stark in Iron Man and several other spinoffs such as Avengers, made the comments to Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes on their podcast SmartLess. Seen in Iron Man 2

New news: The 55-year-old star, who played Tony Stark in Iron Man and several other spinoffs such as Avengers, made the comments to Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes on their podcast SmartLess. Seen in Iron Man 2

Over: 'That's all done,' said the former child star. 'As far as I'm concerned, I hung up my guns and I'm good to let it go.' Seen in Iron Man 3 with Gwyneth Paltrow

Over: 'That's all done,' said the former child star. 'As far as I'm concerned, I hung up my guns and I'm good to let it go.' Seen in Iron Man 3 with Gwyneth Paltrow

The Less Than Zero actor added on the podcast: 'I also think that Marvel is on this journey now. They’re trying a bunch of other stuff and you know, I’m excited for them to see how all that goes.' 

This news came after Apple greenlit a straight-to-series order for a brand new drama from Robert and Team Downey, his production company with wife, Susan Downey.

The Downeys are teaming with Adam Perlman (Billions, The Good Wife, The Newsroom) for the untitled project that may include Robert playing a supporting role.

A spinoff: The veteran actor also starred with Jeremy Renner, Lou Ferrigno, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth in the 2012 film The Avengers

A spinoff: The veteran actor also starred with Jeremy Renner, Lou Ferrigno, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth in the 2012 film The Avengers

Yet in another: In 2018 came Averngers: Infinity War with Robert, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong

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