Is Gwyneth Paltrow Done With The MCU For Good? A Look At Recent Statements

Will Gwyneth Paltrow Make A Return To The Marvel Cinematic Universe? Here’s A Breakdown Of Her Recent Statements And Marvel’s Move Away From The Infinity

By Amitabh Mukherji
April 22,2023

After years of portraying Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gwyneth Paltrow has had a change of heart about potentially returning to the franchise. Here’s a breakdown of her recent statements:

Initial Interest In A Pepper Potts Reprisal

Pepper Potts Rescue
Pepper Potts Rescue

Last year, Paltrow expressed interest in playing Pepper Potts again when a fan asked her on Instagram if she would return to the MCU. She responded with “yo creo que sí,” indicating that she thought she would. Her fellow Marvel alum Scarlett Johansson also expressed her belief that Paltrow might come back at some point.

Recent Statement: Uninterested In A Comeback

Gwyneth Paltrow

However, in a recent episode of The Goop Podcast, Johansson asked Paltrow if she was done with the MCU. Paltrow responded by saying that she thinks she is, although she acknowledged that her character “didn’t die” and Marvel could “always ask [her back].” She also seemed unenthused about reprising an older Pepper Potts, balking at the prospect of a “64-year-old Pepper Potts.”

Marvel’s Move Away From The Infinity Saga

The Infinity Saga
The Infinity Saga

While Paltrow’s Pepper Potts remains popular among fans, Marvel seems to want to move away from the Infinity Saga and embrace new faces introduced in Phase 4. It remains unclear whether Paltrow will appear in the upcoming film Armor Wars, which revolves around Rhodey struggling in the aftermath of Tony Stark’s death in Avengers: Endgame.

It’s possible that Paltrow has something in the works that she cannot share with fans, or that a return to the MCU was on the table but has since been rescinded. As it stands, however, it seems that Paltrow has had a change of heart about returning to the comic-book franchise.