Pepper Potts, played by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, is set to leave the MCU. Paltrow sat down with Variety earlier this week and announced she’s officially closing the curtain on that chapter of her career.
“I mean, I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point,” she said. “I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it. I was friends with [Iron Man director] Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first Iron Man and then to watch how important it has become to fans.”
Paltrow played Tony’s counter part for six marvel films: Iron-man, Iron-man II, Iron-man III, Spiderman: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War.
Personally, Tony’s and Pepper’s relationship was a pleasure to see delivered on screen and to many, is a crucial part to the hero himself. Unfortunately, losing the character of Pepper is the first of many we’ll have to get used too as Marvel prepares to unveil their plan for the next set of superhero films, with many original heroes not set to return.
But Paltrow did leave some hope for fans, “I feel honored to be a part of something that people are so passionate about,” she said. “Of course, if they said, ‘Can you come back for a day?,’ I will always be there if they need me.”