You heard us right. Gwyneth Paltrow, best known for her Marvel Studios role Pepper Potts, finally admits that she wants to return for Iron Man 4. The actress has previously stated that Iron Man 3 was her last appearance in this superhero universe, but like anyone who’s worked with Robert Downey Jr. in the past, she just can’t get enough.
Here’s her brief comment on the topic:
“I don’t even know if there is an Iron Man 4. I hope there is an Iron Man 4, I hope I’m in it.”
Short. Sweet. To The Point.
Robert Downey Jr.’s contract with Marvel Studios was completed after the premiere of Iron Man 3, and even though the studio wanted to reel him into a longer contract, RDJ played hard to get. Kevin Feige and crew only managed to land RDJ for two more flick: The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers 3. Considering the tension surrounding those negotiations, I don’t think either party is interested in brokering a separate agreement for another standalone Iron Man, which would effectively put Gwyneth Paltrow out to pasture.
Although, I’d love to see Paltrow’s Pepper Potts inherit the superhero mantle in the next flick (if there ever were one). Allow Tony Stark to play the worrying boyfriend and toss the keys to the Iron Man suits to Pepper.
Iron Man 4: Rise of Rescue, anyone?