Kevin Feige on Pepper Potts' role in Iron Man 3
With potential small spoilers, Kevin Feige has been chatting about Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3...
Gwyneth Paltrow has been a solid element in the Iron Man movies, and even with the focus clearly not being focussed on her for the majority of the time, her chemistry with Downey Jr is great and she brings a lot to the role of Pepper Potts. With the release of Iron Man 3 drawing ever closer Kevin Feige has been chatting about what we can expect from Pepper Potts in the upcoming film:
“The love triangle in this movie is really between Tony, Pepper and the suits. Tony, Pepper and his obsession with the suits, and the obsession with technology. And it's sort of unique for a big super hero summer blockbuster franchise to have that kind of layers.”
“Yes, there's a bad guy. Yes, the stakes are very, very, high – the President of the United States is in danger. Air Force One is attacked. There are big stakes to this movie. But the real stakes are, is Tony going to be able to set aside the obsession to spend all day, every day, in that workshop, tinkering with the suits in order to focus on, as he says in the trailer, the one thing that matters most – Pepper. And actually that's what the movie is about.”
Feige also added that “I will tell you this. In this movie we play with the convention of the damsel in distress. We are bored by the damsel in distress. But, sometimes we need our hero to be desperate enough in fighting for something other than just his own life. So, there is fun to be had with 'is Pepper in danger or is Pepper the saviour?' over the course of this movie”.
Finally, he teased that "In terms of where we go with future movies, we'll see. In the comic books she does get a taste for the suit and becomes her own hero named Rescue, who doesn't necessarily battle other people, but is on missions to help people and to save people. Will we do that down the line with Gwyneth Paltrow? Who knows...".
Well, we suspect you do, Kevin...
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