The post-MCU life has been very fruitful for many former Marvel stars, including Robert Downey Jr.. He has been busy making moves – both in and outside of Hollywood. After Avengers: Endgame, Downey Jr. is giving fans a peek into his life away from Marvel. RDJ spoke on what’s next for him after leaving the MCU and being at home for a year.
Most would rest on their laurels after spending over a decade helping to build up a cinematic universe. But that’s not Robert Downey Jr.’s calling. He wanted to channel his superhero exploits into real-world change as he revealed in his interview with LinkedIn’s Daniel Roth (opens in new tab). The former MCU star said about moving on with his career during the ongoing pandemic:
At this point in his career, Robert Downey Jr. can afford to pause his film and television career to pursue other passions. Quarantine and working remotely made Downey Jr. reevaluate his life and career like millions of others. He seemed ready for new ventures. But that doesn’t mean the MCU vet will leave entertainment behind.
While the actor has moved on from the MCU, Robert Downey Jr. hasn’t completely quit his day job. RDJ has plenty of projects lined up, so he won’t be away from the big screen forever. He’s also gone more behind the scenes by producing movies and television shows, including the hit Netflix series Sweet Tooth. Downey Jr. will team up with Arrowverse honcho Greg Berlanti for a new streaming series. But RDJ found some inspiration in his new journey from an unlikely cohort.
Iron Man co-star Gwyneth Paltrow paved the way for transitioning from a successful acting career, according to Robert Downey Jr. Paltrow was just starting up her lifestyle brand Goop during the first Iron Man. So, RDJ was able to witness the struggle his co-star went through to gain credibility in that space. Downey Jr. did admit his transition struggle was less harsh given the Tony Stark connection. At least, Paltrow was able to show RDJ there is life outside of show business.
But if you miss seeing Robert Downey Jr. in the MCU, you can watch the entire Infinity Saga on Dinsey+.
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