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Robert Downey Jr. On Why He and Chris Evans Retired From the MCU

August 29, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Captain America: Civil War

Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans ended their runs in the MCU with Avengers: Endgame, and Downey has discussed why it felt like the right time to go. Downey was interviewed by D23 Magazine (per Digital Spy) and weighed in on retiring from the MCU alongside Evans.

“We had to get off,” Downey said. “We opted to, and knew it was part of the job to get off the bus while it rolled on to other destinations. There’s something very sobering about it. I’m glad he and I will be there to welcome others as they retire their jerseys.”

Downey was asked about his legacy as an actor as well but said he was “loathe” to talk about it, noting, “I really don’t need to look any farther than my co-stars. Mark Ruffalo is an activist, Chris Evans is a diehard American and proponent of true democracy,” he said. “I don’t really have the gumption, the skill set, the drive, or the humility either of those guys do.”

Downey was recognized as a Disney Legend over the weekend at D23 Expo. Avengers: Endgame is now available on home video.