Gwyneth Paltrow Hesitant About Reprising ‘Pepper Potts’ In THE AVENGERS Sequel

Commenting on filming for Iron Man 3, Academy Award-winning actress ‘Pepper Potts’ Gwyneth Patrow says that she's getting too a little too old when asked about her reprisal in The Avengers 2.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/10/2012
Attending the Toronto Film Festival premiere of Thanks For Sharing, her sex addition flick starring her Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo, actress Gwyneth Paltrow vaguely discussed her reprisal as ‘Pepper Potts’ in Iron Man 3. Seemingly unsure if she'll be interested in reprising the role after completing the Shane Black-directed third installment, namely in Marvel's The Avengers Joss Whedon-helmed sequel, she tells E! News:

“I just came off of Iron Man 3, which is as special effects-y and action-y as it gets, so to do something like [Thanks For Sharing] where it's really small, funny and exciting, is really great. I don't know [about returning for The Avengers seqeuel], I'm getting old for this shit, you know what I mean?”




Described as a “technological crisis thriller,” set in the world of international war, arms & terror, Marvel Studios' “Iron Man 3” stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, James Badge Dale, with Sir Ben Kingsley and Jon Favreau. Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) takes over directorial duties from Jon Favreau, who helmed the first two “Iron Man” films. Principal photography will occur primarily in North Carolina and China. And “Iron Man 3” is set for release in May 3, 2013.

Source: E! News
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TayDee - 9/10/2012, 11:08 AM
RDJ is almost fifty. Don't say things like that Pepper!
SexyMatt - 9/10/2012, 11:31 AM
replace her, she wont be missed
Mrcool210 - 9/10/2012, 11:35 AM
satanpunk yeah she willl, pepper in the movies is definitly better then pepper in the comics, paltrow is part of the reason
OverlyManlyMan - 9/10/2012, 12:17 PM
no to rescue
LMB10 - 9/10/2012, 12:25 PM
It's not like she'd need a huge role... 5 mins at the most is all that would be neccisary
Luminus - 9/10/2012, 12:30 PM
These actors kill me. They get hired for a move that does billions and then start complaining about being "typcast" or "getting too old." These people need to start eating Ramen noodles for dinner, so that they can remember what it's like to suffer.
nuclearpriest - 9/10/2012, 3:19 PM
Sounds like someone wants to hear a cash register going ch-ching.
Jollem - 9/10/2012, 3:38 PM
"I just came off of Iron Man 3, which is as [special] effects-y and action-y as it gets"

don't forget one-liner-y. people love that. s'what won him over and brought him to the general publics eye

i thought it was quick how they moved will the pepper/anthony sappy love deal. so if she's dunzo, then i guess tony can be more of a playboy. dudes like that stuff, right?
AC1 - 9/10/2012, 3:46 PM
I don't see why she's hesitant about Avengers 2, it's not like she had a big role in the first one, she had like 3 scenes, and I'd bet if she appeared in the sequel she'd have less.

Maybe her departure could lead to Demon In A Bottle? I mean they've already sort-of tackled Tony quitting drinking in Iron Man 2 after the drunk party armour scene, but what better reason for him to relapse and really lose it all to drink than the first woman he's ever loved leaving (however they decide to do that; her leaving him, or being killed off).
Jollem - 9/10/2012, 4:03 PM
@ACira - they dropped the ball with Demon in a Bottle in iron man 2. johnny favs pretty much says so in the commentary. that ackward drunk scene where iron man pees in his pants and whatnot...that's what we got. not surprising. the movies gotta be more family-friendly. probably for money reasons
RunDTC - 9/10/2012, 4:33 PM
@BluePallando: no, no, no...

Peggy>Black Widow>Jane Foster>Darcy>Maria Hill>Christine Everhart>Betty Ross>Pepper
rocky - 9/10/2012, 4:35 PM
I don't see why Demon in a Bottle would be out, part 2 like part 1 showed Tony easily crossing that line so they could work as omens of things to come.

As far as Paltrow, I'd opt for them writing her off than replacing her and then doing like ACira said above.
bababoozer - 9/10/2012, 4:39 PM
I felt they made her a lil frumpy in Avengers, but she still pretty hot. Don't know if she'll make IM4, though.
Tainted87 - 9/10/2012, 4:41 PM
Gwyneth, you are my favorite MCU love interest, you are only second to Jennifer Connelly's Betty in my eyes, and she's two years older.

Your barefoot stroll through Stark Tower in short shorts left a lasting impression on men and women alike.

We NEED you, don't go....
UrbanKnight - 9/10/2012, 4:55 PM
If you don't get into that ginger wig, high heels and skirt!...
Don't play hard to get girl, wit yo fine ass milf self.
defenderofthefaith - 9/10/2012, 5:02 PM
I don't think it will matter. I am thinking Jane Foster will be the main female this time around(besides Black Widow of course). I have a feeling they are going to need her science in the Avengers 2. I think the only reason she was not in the first one was because she was pregnant when they shot it.
ComfortablyNumb - 9/10/2012, 5:32 PM
She needs to get the [frick] over it.
SuperSpiderMan5778 - 9/10/2012, 5:44 PM
who does she think she is? Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon?
silverdog - 9/10/2012, 5:51 PM
well, if she wants to go... not the end of the world. thank you miss paltrow, Christina Hendricks as pepper pots for the 4 minutes of screen time she is going to have in the avengers 2.
subzero1077 - 9/10/2012, 5:55 PM
She doesn't look that old to me.
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 9/10/2012, 6:00 PM
Her role in the Avengers film was so physically demanding it's easy to see why she is having reservations...by easy to see I mean WTF?!?!? Seriously?!?! Show up, put on another pair of jean shorts, prance around for a few days, collect your pay check.
TheAbomination - 9/10/2012, 6:10 PM
Replace her with another actress or introduce some of Tony stark's other love interests. Either way, as long as RDJ signs on for a couple more Marvel flicks, I'm fine.
OrganizedChaos - 9/10/2012, 6:15 PM
she says "I'm getting old for this shit"

She really meant "I'm getting annoyed from this shit"
ieatlegos - 9/10/2012, 6:50 PM
She's saying she's going to die in Iron Man 3, which would be pretty good.
AEStark - 9/10/2012, 6:53 PM
I'm fine with it. Larocca has been drawing Nicole Kidman as pepper for years.
CeltiC527 - 9/10/2012, 7:23 PM
I find it funny how Marvel fans love the actors and actresses that play in the Marvel films, until they start to talk bad about the films or talk about not returning. People always talked so highly of Paltrow as pepper and now that she might not come back people don't care and talk crap about her? And the same goes with Norton, Howard, Rourke, Dallas, and even the directors like Favreau and Branah.
mgeoff88 - 9/10/2012, 7:23 PM
Wow, I'm really surprised about this. It looked like she had fun during the filming of The Avengers.

I really like her as Pepper Potts. She's great in the role. I don't want her to be recasted in The Avengers 2.

@Tainted87 That was beautiful.
EastcoastAvenger - 9/10/2012, 7:33 PM
What is the "Shit" she is referring to anyway? She couldn't possibly mean playing make believe in which she is paid many millions of dollars for is shit?

These actors and actresses live a life most of us can't imagine. Meanwhile, most of America is waking up every day to go to a job that allows them to barely get by with the wages they earn.
DrDoom - 9/10/2012, 7:36 PM
@Tainted87

Jennifer Connelly isn't part of the MCU.

Also . . . . Gwyneth . . . .


Don't be stupid. It's money, and you're not old enough for "this shit". Get over yourself. You live as few people dare to dream.
FOOM - 9/10/2012, 7:36 PM
'I'm getting old for this shit, you know what I mean?'
How positively Shakespearean.
And here I was thinking she was talking about Chris Martin.
Goodbye Gwyneth.
Temple - 9/10/2012, 7:49 PM
@Luminus Truth, well said.
StormLoganSummers - 9/10/2012, 7:58 PM
Sometimes I think I'm getting too a little too old for this shit too.
Moakynubs - 9/10/2012, 8:02 PM
She has the least special effects-y and action-y shots in every movie.
Bandido - 9/10/2012, 8:06 PM
lol @StormLogan comment
Lowell58 - 9/10/2012, 9:22 PM
It must be rough, all that looking upset and stuff. Not to mention the missing of phone calls on a jet. I'm surprised she made it out of Avengers.
Jollem - 9/10/2012, 10:46 PM
@CeltiC527 - wishy-washy, fair-weathered, and defensive are no strangers in these neck of the 'nets :)

i imagine if rdjr. one day said he was done with marvel and it was just something to do for money and didn't care for it there would be people saying: "whatever, he wasn't an entertaining tony stark anyway. etc..."
kemuael - 9/11/2012, 12:40 AM
well if she wants out then..bye! she wont be missed,well not by me :-)
113 - 9/11/2012, 2:07 AM
I actually really like her Pepper Potts. And I'd still hit it!
blkyank - 9/11/2012, 2:52 AM
What the f.ck is so offensive about an actor giving her honest opinion?

When she says she is getting too old for this shit she is talking about continuing a role that is ment to provide a foil for RDJ and some eye candy.

She likely believes that its not in the character"s future to be fleshed out beyond screaming "Tony" and would rather bow out on her terms then be released because she is "Too old" down the road.

Shit,while CBM fanboys bash Paltrow for stating the obvious,others are on another thread saying Amy Adams is too [frick]ing old to play Lois Lane.

Fanboys,can't live with em,can't shoot em.
lokibane2012 - 9/11/2012, 3:44 AM
@Luminus

What wrong with ramen noodle for dinner? I love ramen noodles.
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