There’s no shortage of action in director Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man 2” thanks to a wide variety of bad-ass characters such as Black Widow, Whiplash, War Machine and, of course, Tony Stark himself. But one character that won’t get too heavily involved in the action is Pepper Potts, the longtime confidant and love interest to Tony Stark as played by Gwyneth Paltrow.
Pepper isn’t always on the side lines, of course — she had quite the action-heavy role as the armor-wearing Rescue in the pages of Matt Fraction’s recent “Invincible Iron Man” comic books. While Paltrow didn’t get to tap into that side of the character for the upcoming sequel, she’s hopeful that Pepper could see more action in a potential third “Iron Man.”
“Maybe for the third one, if they do a third one,” Paltrow told MTV News about the possibility of seeing more action. “They’d have to mix it up a little, you know what I mean? I don’t want to just keep sitting there with a head piece.”
At the moment, Paltrow isn’t entirely sure that “Iron Man 3” is even in the cards — but if the international box office is any indication, fans around the globe are already devoting their hard earned dollars to the “Iron Man” franchise. Assuming that “Iron Man 3” gets the green light, Paltrow said that she would be interested in speaking with the creative minds at Marvel Studios about where to take Pepper, particularly in her relationship with Tony.
“We haven’t really talked about that yet,” said Paltrow. “If a third part became real, I would probably start to talk about it more.”
One project that Paltrow can probably cross off the list is “The Avengers,” as the actress was skeptical about what her character could even do in such a film.
“I don’t know what she would do,” she laughed. “Like, dry-clean [Tony’s] s–t?”
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