Could Gwyneth Paltrow Return As Pepper Potts?
In an interview with People, Gwyneth Paltrow said that she wouldn’t rule out a return to her Iron Man character, Pepper Potts. However, the actress said that she would only be interested in returning if the character has a smaller role to play in the narrative.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s People Interview
Paltrow told People that she would be interested in reprising the role of Potts only if she could complete filming in “a day or two” (and hey, with the Volume at Lucasfilm, this is a real possibility). And, while this certainly doesn’t rule out the return of the character, it does mean that she would play a smaller role – in other words, don’t expect Paltrow to be headlining a Rescue series for Disney+!
Paltrow says that she has pivoted away from acting, instead focusing on her position as CEO of the company she founded, Goop.
In March 2019, Paltrow revealed that she “was masquerading as an actor” this WHOLE TIME before creating her business… So she was the acting CEO, acting like an actor, who was acting as a CEO… and people say comic books get convoluted!
However, if Potts does ultimately appear in a small role, where might we see the character?
Where Would Potts Appear?
There are several upcoming Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe shows that might make sense for a cameo appearance from Potts.
There’s Ironheart, the story of Black MIT student Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) who creates the most advanced power armor since Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr).
And there’s Armor Wars, the show that will see Stark’s best friend James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) – who you recently saw on the small screen in the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – going up against terrorists who have stolen Stark technology.
What About Tony?
Naturally, the next question will be, will Tony Stark himself return for either Ironheart or Armor Wars? While it is possible he may cameo in both, it seems to us here at Marvel Blog that Ironheart is the more likely candidate.
Why’s that? Because in the Marvel Comics universe, many of Ironheart’s earliest adventures have Tony appearing as a holographic mentor (and hey, we’ve even already seen a holographic Tony in the final moments of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame).
For his part, Downey Jr. says that he is currently preoccupied with saving the real world… And we guess that’s important too. But here at Marvel Blog, we’re hoping we’ll get to see the return of Iron Man eventually! If Paltrow can help women feel less shame while filming for the MCU, then so can Downey!