Though she was missing from the last film to feature most of The Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, Gwyneth Paltrow did pop back up in the MCU as Pepper Potts in the last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was a small scene, but with confirmation that Potts will be back in Avengers: Infinity War, the question of how much involvement the character will have still remains.
In a recent interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Paltrow did say that she’ll be back for the big team-up. Not exactly a huge spoiler, but things became interesting once Colbert did a little bit of digging as to whether or not Potts will have some powers left over from Iron Man 3. By the end of Iron Man 3, Potts did give up her powers caused by the virus. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see Potts in action.
“You know, to be totally honest, I’m unclear. Because it’s so secretive and it’s all on green screen, and I’m not exactly sure. And they don’t let me say anything.”
That seems fair — at first.
“Is there any chance, at any point, when you were working on the movie, did you thrust your hand toward someone wearing a blue suit with ping pong balls on it?” Colbert asked.
To that, Paltrow conceded. Surely she’d know of what movements she made on set.
“Yes,” she responded.
“Then you still have powers,” Colbert said. “It’s official.”
Though Colbert was right in his questioning, he may have been off by a hair. Paltrow might have admitted to thrusting her hand toward an enemy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean powers. We’ve seen Potts make use of Iron Man armor before, so it’s very possible that we see her use it once again in Infinity War. You can check out the full interview below:
What do you make of the fun back-and-forth? And how do see Potts getting involved in the fight? Let us know in the comments!
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin. Here’s the official synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.