Gwyneth Paltrow to Exit Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame

When it comes to Avengers: Endgame, many of the actors involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe since phase one have been very open about the fact that they are ready to move on. A lot of them have been playing these characters for the better part of a decade so it’s not really that surprising that they are ready to move on. This isn’t just various members of the Avengers but the supporting cast has started looking at the door as well. Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t have much to do in Avengers: Infinity War but plenty of rumors suggest that is very much going to change in Avengers: Endgame. That isn’t a status quo we should get too attached to since Paltrow told Variety that she is done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame.

“I mean, I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point,” Paltrow, 46, told Variety in this week’s cover story. “I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it. I was friend with [‘Iron Man’ director] Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first ‘Iron Man’ and then to watch how important it has become to fans.”

The suit comment seems to confirm the ongoing rumors that Pepper Potts will take up the mantle of Rescue for this movie. If you were hoping for some sort of solo feature, it’s not going to happen. However, Paltrow does say that she is open to returning for cameos in the future.

“I feel honored to be a part of something that people are so passionate about,” she said. “Of course, if they said, ‘Can you come back for a day?,’ I will always be there if they need me.”

So unlike other actors, it very much sounds like Paltrow is leaving on good terms which is always a plus. It means that if they want to have her make a cameo, it can happen and they don’t need to avoid talking about her in the future movies. We’ll have to see what the fate of Pepper Potts is by the time the credits roll in Avengers: Endgame.

Summary: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

Avengers: Endgame, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Sebastian Stan, Pom Klementieff, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Gunn, Katherine Langford, Ty Simpkins, Winston Duke, and Danai Gurira. It will be released on April 26, 2019.

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