Robert Downey Jr. will quit ‘Iron Man’ ‘before it’s embarrassing'

Robert Downey Jr. isn’t sticking around to see the fall of Iron Man.

The 52-year-old actor, who has played Tony Stark since 2008, hinted that his time in the red armor might be coming to a close.

“It’s this cyclical thing. I could have said when the first ‘Avengers’ came out: ‘It’s never going to get any better than that. Everybody stop.’ But to me, it’s always about people and opportunities, like the (‘Avengers’ directors Anthony and Joe) Russos, who I adore,” he told News Corp Australia Network.

“Everyone says to me it’s like a glove that fits so well. I have to start over every time but I am starting over with a pretty solid base. I just never want to blow it for the last six or seven (Marvel Cinematic Universe movies) I have done by dropping the ball because I decided to go do it one more time. I just want to hang up my jersey before it’s embarrassing.”

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Tony Stark first debuted in 2008.

Tony Stark first debuted in 2008.

Downey Jr. has appeared in the Iron Man solo movies, as well as several “Avengers” films, “Captain America: Civil War” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

He’ll return for “Infinity War” next year with Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Marvel’s next scheduled Avengers movie, the “Infinity War” sequel, is set for May 3, 2019.

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