Gwyneth Paltrow will return as Pepper Potts in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” which pits the super-soldier against Pepper’s love interest Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man.
TheWrap had heard rumblings for some time that Pepper Potts would play a small yet key role in the epic superhero sequel, though her involvement was repeatedly denied. However, Empire recently revealed that Paltrow was on hand for a planned round of reshoots, though the context of her appearance remains under wraps.
Paltrow joins Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Emily Van Camp, William Hurt, Daniel Bruhl, Frank Grillo, Paul Rudd, Paul Bettany and Martin Freeman in the comic book movie.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, “Captain America: Civil War” will be released by Disney on May 6, 2016.
Paltrow has kept a low profile (on the big screen, at least) since co-starring in “Iron Man 3,” as the only film she appeared in was the forgettable Johnny Depp comedy “Mortdecai.” She was slated to star opposite Julia Roberts in “The Secret in Their Eyes,” though she was ultimately replaced by Nicole Kidman.
Paltrow is represented by UTA, Lighthouse Management and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.