Even though ‘Captain Marvel’ won’t hit theaters until 2019, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is already packed with dynamic female heroes. Sure there are the obvious ones, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Gamora (Zoë Saldana) and Sif (Jaimie Alexander). But don’t discount the ordinary mortals who have proven their moxie and resourcefulness, like Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in the ‘Thor’ movies and Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) from ‘Captain America’ who was tough enough to land her own TV series. But let us not forget the Gal Friday that started it all, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Pepper Potts who held her own against the quippy charms of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in all three ‘Iron Man’ flicks and in ‘The Avengers’.
Though Potts sat out the already crowded ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, she’s jumping back into the fray as it has been confirmed that Paltrow turned up for some reshoots for May’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and those new scenes have made it into the final film.
Though the extent of Pepper’s role in the movie is unknown, obviously we know she is Tony Stark’s true love, a buddy of War Machine‘s (Don Cheadle)– who may or may not die in this movie according to the trailer— and was possibly the person closest to Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), who played a major role in the formation of The Avengers.
Pepper was not originally included in the movie, despite the fact that Iron Man is roughly half the focus, but test audiences were apparently confused by her absence, thus directors Joe and Anthony Russo enlisted Paltrow to reprise her role to answer some questions that audiences felt were lingering after the film. (Like maybe, why wasn’t she at Rhodey’s and/or Tony’s funeral? Pure speculation, folks! Not a SPOILER!)
Will you be glad to see the sharp-witted Pepper Potts back on the big screen? Do you think her presence hints at any possible film outcomes?
‘Captain America: Civil War’ directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans,Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, Emily Van Camp, Martin Freeman, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, and William Hurt opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.