Look. You don’t want to mess with Gwyneth Paltrow. If you cross her, she will turn you into goop. But, what about her Marvel counterpart, the long-suffering romantic partner of Tony Stark, the patient, and kind Pepper Potts? Some Marvel fans think Paltrow has already spoiled what happens to Pepper and Tony in Avengers: Endgame and beyond.
Possible Avengers: Endgame spoilers ahead.
On Tuesday, Variety published an interview with Paltrow in which she made it sound like Avengers: Endgame is her last Marvel movie ever. “I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point,” Paltrow said, which really makes it sound like she’ll wear one of Iron Man’s famous suits in Endgame. This idea is corroborated by a now-deleted Instagram post from Paltrow back in October in which she’s clearly wearing a cool superhero-ish suit and standing in front of a green screen. Fans have been quick to point out that this isn’t the first time Pepper has worn one of Tony’s suits. In Iron Man 3 Pepper wears a mechanized suit, too. But, the suit Paltrow was rocking in the Instagram post has led fans and pundits to believe this is the “Rescue” armor from the comics, implying she will be the one who rescues Tony at the end of Endgame. But, because Paltrow is saying this is her last movie, that implies some kind of finality for Pepper’s story with Tony Stark.
Which leads to another spoiler: Paltrow has already said Tony and Pepper have a baby in the future. Last summer, it was widely reported that Paltrow said this…” …now this decade later they’re [Tony and Pepper] married, and they have a child. Their relationship has evolved in all of the ways that great romances evolve.”
In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony tells Pepper he had a dream they would have a child together, but Pepper tells him she’s not pregnant. But, later, when Tony boards the spaceship with Spider-Man, she tries to call him and tell him…something. Right now, if Paltrow is right, it looks like Tony and Pepper have a happy ending after Endgame. Or, perhaps there’s a bigger twist, one that even Paltrow isn’t aware of yet.
Avengers: Endgame is out everywhere on April 27.