[movieperson id="48379"]Gwyneth Paltrow[/movieperson] spends most of [movie id="390378"]"Iron Man 2"[/movie] scowling at Robert Downey Jr. over his various boyish foibles and narcissistic eccentricities. There goes Tony Stark again, hopping in a Formula One race car, just because he can. See Stark getting drunk, donning his Iron Man suit and trashing his own bachelor pad — and why the heck not? As Pepper Potts, it's Paltrow's job to pick up the pieces, ensuring that Tony lives to fight crime another day.
That's been fun and all, but if and when a third "Iron Man" ramps up, Paltrow would like Potts to have a chance to kick a little ass.
"Maybe for the third one, if they do a third one, they have to mix it up a little," she told MTV News. "I don't want to just keep sitting there with a [cell phone] headpiece." Action scenes or not, though, Paltrow says she'd be keen to join up once again. "I hope so," she said. "That would be great."
Paltrow probably can count on it. As Downey told us, "Iron Man 3" is "going to go down." What's more, the man behind the armor knows exactly where the story line should go. "I have some pretty strong ideas, but they never seem to be too discordant with what the creative execs at Marvel are thinking anyway," the actor said.
But before a third "Iron Man" gets under way, Marvel will push forward with "The Avengers," the ensemble superhero flick likely set to feature Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. Might we see Pepper Potts pop up alongside Stark in that movie, which will hit theaters in 2012? The actress wasn't so sure.
"I don't know what she would do, like, dry-clean his sh--?" Paltrow laughed.
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