As he gears up for his sixth run as Iron Man, Downey said he’ll be hanging up the red and gold suit when his “contract runs out.”
Although it's unclear how many more films he'll appear in as Tony Stark, Downey seems to be taking the inevitable in stride.
“It’s like any athlete,” Downey told Jesse Palmer. “To me, when I come to really respect a player is when you realize you’re done, dude. Your stats aren’t keeping up. You’re at this age…please, hang up your jersey before you do something stupid and embarrass yourself.”