Following further reshoots, Empire Magazine confirms Pepper Potts will return in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Scroll down for all the details.
Following the hugely positive test screening reaction for Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, we reported that the movie would still go through some reshoots. At the time, we assumed nothing major would be added, maybe a scenery shot here and there. However, the folks over at Empire Magazine have revealed in an extensive feature that these reshoots included some added scenes with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts.
Following her explosive final scene in Iron Man 3, many wondered where she’d fit in moving forward. But when test audiences questioned where she was during Captain America: Civil War, the decision was made to bring her back.
After all, it does make a lot of sense. Pepper is one of the few people who acts as a voice of reason for Tony Stark (apart from Jarvis, who’ll now fight alongside his creator as the Vision). In such a crucial plot line for the character, it would be odd not to have Stark’s romantic interest and longtime friend weigh in on his unique predicament.
With such high stakes, it seems as though it’s all hands on deck for Civil War. While the movie is threatening to become crowded with the sheer number of characters involved in the battle between Captain America and Iron Man, the Russo Brothers maintain it’s completely necessary. Joe Russo had this to say:
“The consequences of Civil War will have an even more significant impact [than The Winter Soldier]. In Civil War, we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Psychology, and it’s an extreme shift. Winter Soldier was a political thriller; this is a psychological thriller.”
If that’s to be believed, having Pepper and all the rest join the fight in some way makes total sense. It looks as though Captain America: Civil War will have massive implications for the future of the Avengers, and the events will reverberate within every character living in this Universe, not just a select few. We better get ready to say goodbye to some old favourites!
Captain America: Civil War hits cinemas April 29, 2016.
Source: Movie Web