The actress isn’t ruling out making cameo appearances down the line.
Pepper Potts actress Gwyneth Paltrow intends to retire the character following her role in Avengers: Endgame, though she hasn’t ruled out the possibility of making cameo appearances down the line.
In an interview with Variety, the 46-year-old star said “I mean, I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point. 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 the fans.”
“I feel honored to be a part of something that people are so passionate about,” she continued. “Of course, if they said, ‘Can you come back for a day?’ I will always be there if they need me.”
Paltrow also commented on Black Panther’s Best Picture nod at the Oscars, saying “… if the vernacular in film is superhero movies and they’re great movies, then I guess why not, right? I loved Black Panther. I thought it was a really powerful movie and culturally very important. So that’s great that it was nominated. I mean that’s so cool.”
We already know Potts will play some sort of role in Endgame, as Tony Stark is seen recording a message for her as he is adrift in space in the film’s first trailer. She’s also tangentially tied to the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, as her signature can be found on the oversized check seen at the beginning of its first trailer – this is likely just a small reference, and doesn’t suggest she’ll actually appear in the film.
Paltrow has portrayed Pepper Potts in seven MCU films: Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Her last few appearances, however, have largely been cameo roles.
For more on Endgame, check out our breakdown of the recent Super Bowl trailer.
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.