Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) has confirmed that she will not be in the upcoming “The Avengers” film, despite being a major supporting character in the Iron Man franchise.
Paltrow, who was doing a press junket for the film Country Strong, was asked by Steve Weintraub from Collider.com if she was involved in the superhero team-up film and she replied with the following:
“No. No Pepper,” said Paltrow, who was then asked with a follow up if this was a ‘for sure’ or ‘maybe.’ “I think it’s a for sure. I think they’re starting shooting soon and they probably would have asked me by now,” she said.
The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, stars Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, and has a scheduled May 4, 2012 release date.