Avengers: Endgame is being heralded as the end of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and it will be for Gwyneth Paltrow.
The actress, who plays Pepper Potts in the MCU, told Variety in a recent interview:
“‘I mean, I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point,’ Paltrow, 46, told Variety in this week’s cover story. ‘I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it. I was friends with [‘Iron Man’ director] Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first ‘Iron Man’ and then to watch how important it has become to fans.’”
However, it may not be the end entirely, as Paltrow said that she would be open to making a cameo in future films, “If they said, ‘Can you come back for a day?,’ I will always be there if they need me.”
It could be said that Paltrow is one of the founding members of the MCU, having made her first appearance as Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) assistant and love interest in 2008’s Iron Man.
She never really fulfilled Pepper’s comicbook destiny by becoming a fully-fledged superhero, as in the comics Pepper eventually gets her own Iron Man armour and becomes Rescue. But, who knows what Endgame may bring, as Paltrow was spotted in a different kind of costume, so perhaps she’ll be leaving the franchise with a bang.
Avengers: Endgame is currently scheduled for release on April 26th.