Iron Man Death Rumours & Robert Downey Jr Quitting? – Director’s Address

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR co-director Joe Russo has spoken out on rumours of Robert Downey Jr exiting the MCU.

In a new interview, Russo appeared to choose his words very carefully as he indicated that nobody will take over the part if and when Downey Jr steps aside.

“There is nobody who can take over Iron Man from Robert,” he said, according to Hindustan Times. “I don’t think the audience would accept that.

“He never mentioned to us about leaving Iron Man, but it will happen at some point of time.”

He went on: “He can’t play the character forever. I am sure there are lots other things he wants to do in his career.

“But he loves playing the character, I know that, and we love working together. We will see where it goes from here.