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Early reports suggested that Tony Stark’s ladylove Pepper Potts (portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow) would play a leading role in the upcoming Iron Man 3. But we may have underestimated how much of a presence she would have. The latest trailer for the action flick shows Potts wearing Tony’s suit as their home gets demolished. She appears to save his life when he’s about to get crushed by debris.
“There were talks of Pepper getting in the suit at the end of Iron Man 2, but Marvel wasn’t ready to do it yet,” said Paltrow during Marvel’s Comic-Con panel. “I think in the comic books, she does eventually get into the suit and she has her own suit.”
Going even further, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hinted that the team was looking into expanding Pepper’s role into a standalone film. He said, “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… This is something that we’re certainly interested in.”
In addition to Ben Kingsley, who portrays Mandarin, the movie’s main antagonist, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall and William Sadler will also appear in Iron Man 3, which is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3.
Want a longer look at the film? Check out the latest theatrical trailer.