Will Gwyneth Paltrow return to the MCU as Pepper Potts?
With Avengers: Endgame, the MCU concluded what it was building up to for the last 12 years. It all started with that iconic Iron Man film from 2008. Seeing Tony Stark as Iron Man was exactly what Marvel and comic book fans wanted to see. But, there was another character in that film that did really well and remained a part of the MCU till Endgame. Yes, we’re talking about Pepper Potts. Is there a chance that we could see Gwyneth Paltrow return as Pepper in the MCU?
Jon Favreau’s Iron Man changed the very formula of how to make superhero movies in 2008. Spider-Man, Batman, and Super Man existed long before Iron Man and the MCU came to light. But, Tony Stark completely revolutionized comic book adaptations. However, there is one character that deserves more recognition, and that is Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. As Pepper, Paltrow truly encapsulated the headstrong woman that Tony needed to not only help steer his own life but help steer Stark Industries in the right direction after he abandoned making weapons.
And the Academy Award-winning actress played that role brilliantly. Just like Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man, Gwyneth Paltrow is Pepper Potts. And with Avengers: Endgame, it seemed like her journey with the MCU had ended, with Tony dying in her arms. And now, she has to take care of their daughter, Morgan Stark, as a single mother. Not an easy task, indeed. But, can we see Pepper make a comeback into the MCU?
Gwyneth Paltrow hinting at a return to the MCU?
The MCU has been on a pause since Spider-Man: Far From Home, due to the pandemic. So, any plans of Paltrow coming back to the MCU or even making a cameo are on hold. The only possibility of Pepper returning is if we see her at the helm of Stark Industries, as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man cements his place as the heir apparent to Tony Stark. In a supportive role to Holland, perhaps we can see another glimpse of Pepper. Other than that, if Marvel decides to focus on Morgan Stark as a character, then we’ll definitely get to see Paltrow back as Pepper. Though, we would definitely miss Tony’s presence.
Sadly, the actress has expressed her wish to leave the MCU last year. So, it looks unlikely that this fan wish could be fulfilled. But, we do hope that Paltrow and Marvel change their mind!