Avengers: Endgame surely marked the end of the Infinity Saga, but for its fans it marked the end of an era. Kids had grown up watching Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’s Captain America but now there was going to be no more MCU appearances of them. Endgame effectively marked the end of their tenure as the leading men of this era of the MCU. But till now no one has really heard on how the two actors felt on leaving a franchise they had been part of for so long.
Robert Downey Jr. Talks About Leaving The MCU
DigitalSpy reports that Robert Downey Jr. in an interview with Disney Twenty-Three magazine talked about saying goodbye to the MCU with Evans. He said:
“We had to get off. We opted to, and knew it was part of the job to get off the bus whole it rolled on to other destinations. There is something very sobering about it. I’m glad he and I will be there to welcome others as they retire their jerseys.”
The Lasting Legacy Of Iron-Man And Captain America
Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/ Iron Man essentially began the MCU in 2008. Chris Evans joined as Steve Rogers/ Captain America in 2011. Together they were part of the original Avengers since 2012. Since then both Downey Jr. and Evans have starred and appeared in many MCU movies.
However, all of it came to an end after Endgame as it closed the chapter on both these heroes’ stories. Tony Stark heroically sacrificed his life in the face of Thanos’ galactic threat. Steve Rogers on the other hand gave his shield to Sam Wilson so that the legacy and inspiration that was Captain America could be carried on.
Can’t get enough of Robert Downey Jr.? Check out this interview below where he talks about the legacy of Iron Man: