When Robert Downey Jr said that Marvel was ‘p*ssed’ he made $50 million for Avengers, called himself a ‘strategic cost’

Robert Downey Jr came close to quitting the Marvel Cinematic Universe

on one major occasion.

After the success of Iron Man 3 in 2013,

And without a contract in place for future Avengers movies

Downey staged a renegotiation that partly played out in the public.

The actor said in an interview that Marvel was ‘pissed’

Asked point-blank if reports of him having made an astronomical figure

the Avengers were true, Downey told GQ, “Isn’t that crazy

They’re so pissed. I can’t believe it. I’m what’s known as ‘a strategic cost.'”