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Gwyneth Paltrow reveals huge Avengers 4 spoiler about Tony Stark’s future

In an interview featured in the official Infinity War magazine, Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has revealed a huge spoiler for the fourth Avengers movie.

Avengers Infinity War Updated: May 10, 2018 12:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Pepper Potts always knew that Tony Stark had a heart.

Spoilers abound, so proceed with caution

After successfully keeping a tight lid on spoilers in the month leading up to Avengers: Infinity War - with the exception of Mark Ruffalo essentially blurting out the ending a year in advance, of course - things are off to a rocky start for Avengers 4. In an interview featured in the official Infinity War magazine of all places, Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has revealed what could potentially be a huge spoiler for the fourth Avengers movie, touted to be a ‘significant conclusion’ by Disney chief Bob Iger. So, in case you want to wait for Avengers 4 to know the big surprise, consider this as warning and stop reading.

Speaking about the future of her relationship with Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark, Paltrow said, “Pepper and Tony have had a real long journey together. She obviously starts as his dutiful assistant, and then the relationship evolves, and now this decade later they’re married, and they have a child. Their relationship has evolved in all of the ways that great romances evolve.”

We know that Tony and Pepper were considering having a child in a scene in Infinity War, where their chat was interrupted by Bruce Banner. But Paltrow’s confirmation has significant impact on what we can expect from the film. For one, it all but confirms the rumour that Avengers 4 will take place after a time jump, with an already prone-to-PTSD Tony Stark being forced to deal with the events of the previous film.

Half the Avengers were ‘killed’ at the end of Infinity War, a plot choice that directors Joe & Anthony Russo have insisted they will stick to, despite the fans’ lack of conviction. “Unless you have real stakes,” they told Variety, “you’re sort of limited in terms of the emotional impact a story can have on you. You have to go to very difficult places for the stakes to feel real, for the characters to feel like they have something to lose, for the audience to feel like they have something at risk. What we’re looking for in storytelling or art is emotional catharsis. And that’s not simply getting what you want. It’s getting an emotional experience that makes you feel and respond to it and energizes you on some level….I will say this: There is a real commitment on our end to the stakes.”

Set pictures from Avengers 4 have also revealed that the heroes will revisit the Battle of New York from the first Avengers movie, possibly with the help of the Time Stone.

The fourth Avengers film is due to arrive in one year, and Disney chief Iger confirmed recently that while it will conclude the current iteration of the franchise, Marvel has more than 7000 character with whom to work with in the future. The Avengers will return.

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First Published: May 10, 2018 12:59 IST