Gwyneth Paltrow On ‘Iron Man 2,’ Tony & Pepper’s Relationship

Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr. briefly weighed in on the relationship between Tony Stark and Pepper Potts in “Iron Man 2.” While Downey was vague on details, he did state that their relationship would be “something shockingly different” than what has previously been portrayed within the “Iron Man” comics.

And while Downey didn’t concede any ground on whether Stark and Potts would hook up romantically, his co-star Gwyneth Paltrow was a little bit more forthcoming when she recently spoke with MTV News.

“I think in the films, they definitely have that sort of soulmate-ish connection,” related Paltrow. “But I think the fun of it is they never consummate [the relationship] and you always want them to.”

When it was pointed out to Paltrow that Stark and Potts do share a kiss within the movie, the actress replied “That’s not consummation in my book!”

“I am the town slut,” joked Paltrow.

In the “Iron Man” comics — as in the films — the relationship between Stark and Potts is complex. The two seemingly flirted with the idea of a romance for years before Potts ultimately married her co-worker, Harold “Happy” Hogan.

Following Hogan’s demise, Stark and Potts finally consummated their relationship within the “Stark Disassembled” storyline by Matt Fraction, although an actual romantic relationship between the two continues to remain elusive.

What’s your take on the relationship between Tony Stark and Pepper Potts? Are they destined to be together or should they always be kept apart to maintain the romantic tension between them? Lay down some Extremis and let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section or on Twitter!