What?! Say it ain’t so, Gwyneth Paltrow will not be reprising her role as the adorable and head strong assistant love interest of Tony Stark in the upcoming Avengers film. When Paltrow was recently asked by Collider if Joss had asked her to star in The Avengers Paltrow commented,
No. No Pepper. I think it’s a for sure. I think they’re starting shooting soon and they probably would have asked me by now.
Now clearly it’s not the end of the world if Pott’s character doesn’t appear in the Avengers since it is a pretty small part. However, sometimes it’s the little things that matter. Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. have great chemistry and Paltrow has a presence on screen that one cannot deny. I for one will the character if it’s doesn’t make an appearance. She’s what makes Tony seems real; he has all these emotions going through him for her and that along with his flawed existence as an occasional drunk is what connects him to the rest of. Although, if the Pott’s character doesn’t make an appearance in The Avengers like the interviewer said, “There’s always Iron Man 3, right?”. Check out part of the interview here.
In other Marvel movie news, President Kevin Feige did a Q&A with The LA Times’ Hero Complex. In the interviews he reveals a little bit about some characters as well as upcoming projects.
He reveals that Iron Man will have a new set of armor in The Avengers.
Joss would kill me if I gave anything away, but I will say that the evolution you saw his armor take in IM2 will continue in The Avengers.
He also tells us there will be a reference to Thor‘s original alter-ego in the upcoming film.
People looking for a reference to Don Blake in the Thor film will find one.
We also learn that Marvel has gotten the rights to Punisher back.
Punisher’s back in house, and various plans are in the works.
Feige also fills us in that the Ant-Man script is still be worked on by Edgar Wright, that he thinks Jessica Jones would make a good Miss Marvel and that the Thor trailer might be playing in front of showing of Tron.