How Long Will Robert Downey Jr. Play Iron Man?


When Robert Downey Jr. isn't hanging out at the DMV, he's usually either making movies or -- as was the case tonight -- accepting awards. ET's Brooke Anderson caught up with RDJ at the BAFTA Awards on Thursday, where he opened up about his future as Iron Man.

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RDJ helped Marvel announce its phase three slate of films earlier this week, which includes two Avengers movies (Infinity War - Part 1 and Part 2), so Brooke just had to know how long does RDJ plan on playing his superhero character?

"It may verge on double digits," said RDJ, who has already played Iron Man in five different movies. "But it'll probably end up being a little shy."

Iron Man director and Avengers: Age of Ultronexecutive producer Jon Favreau gushed about the new trailer for the next Avengers movie, saying, "I'm really impressed with the work [director] Joss Whedon has done."

RDJ was honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts along with fellow Marvel action star Mark Ruffalo. RDJ took home the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, while Ruffalo accepted the Britannia Humanitarian Award.

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"It's great," RDJ said of his award. "And coming from the British Academy means the world to me. So much of my unofficial training came from working with great British directors and actors and it continues with Jude Law and Guy Ritchie and so many others."

Mark Ruffalo was recognized for his work with Water Defense, a non-profit organization (which Ruffalo founded) dedicated to clean water.

"We're a relatively young and very scrappy organization," said Ruffalo. "I feel like we've been doing some really good and solid work, so to have my community honor us and acknowledge us is a big deal."

Other honorees of the night included Julia Louis Dreyfus (the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), Emma Watson (the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year) and Dame Judi Dench (the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment).