Robert Downey Jr. Reflects on Retiring from the MCU with Chris Evans

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Avengers: Endgame marked the end of the road in the MCU for Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, and Downey Jr reckons it had to be that way.

The two stars were among the original Avengers to be with the MCU from the very beginning, and Downey Jr. reflected on their ending in the fall issue of Disney twenty-three magazine.

“We had to get off. We opted to, and knew it was part of the job to get off the bus while it rolled on to other destinations,” he explained. “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 Jr. added that he’s “loathe” to talk about his “legacy” and making his mark, especially in comparison to Evans and fellow MCU star Mark Ruffalo.

“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.”

While he might not want to talk about it, Downey Jr.’s impact in the MCU was recognized at the D23 Expo on Friday when he was made a Disney Legend.

And he marked the occasion by telling a hilarious story about being arrested on his first visit to Disneyland.

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