Gwyneth Paltrow Hints At Iron Man Series End
Joss Whedon Drops Big Hint About New Avengers 2 Characters at Iron Man 3 Premiere
The premiere of Iron Man 3 in Hollywood last night has caused no shortage of excitement among both its creators and the general public.
It has also, however, served as an excellent catalyst for news regarding the future of the Marvel Universe.
In an interview with Kevin McCarthy of Geek Nation, Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Tony Stark’s assistant/girlfriend Pepper Potts in the Iron Man franchise, revealed that Iron Man 3 may very well be the conclusion of the franchise.
“I don’t think there’s going to be [an Iron Man 4],” she says. “I think we’re done with Iron Man.”
Whether Paltrow means the entire franchise or just her own personal involvement is not yet clear. Though there have been some rumblings in the press that Robert Downey Jr. is looking to step away from the role. While Downey’s involvement with The Avengers 2 appeared to be a guarantee, this announcement has caused some speculation.
Watch the video of the interview below. The reveal comes around the 6:40 mark.
Yet, while Paltrow’s statement hints at an ending, it looks as though there might also be some exciting beginnings in store for Marvel as well.
During a red carpet interview with Yahoo News, The Avengers/future Avengers 2 director Joss Whedon stated that he had finished a draft of The Avengers 2 script and that he and his crew are starting “the preliminary process” of crafting the newest team-up adventure, scheduled for release in 2015.
When pressed about the writing process. Whedon also let loose a potential slip concerning two new characters.
“I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act,” he said.
Since then, sites such as /Film and io9 have thrown around theories as to who Whedon might be referring to. Specifically, most theories point to The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver from the X-Men comics. Perhaps the most well-known brother-sister pairing in the Marvel Universe, the two are the offspring of X-Men’s archnemesis Magneto. The only hiccup comes with the fact that Fox owns the rights for everything X-Men-related. As pointed out by /Film, however, Feige revealed in an interview with Superhero Hype that Marvel could use those characters so long as they do not “discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage.”
Of course, in the end, Whedon could just be playing with the media.
Watch the video below.
If all that weren’t enough Marvel news for the day, the company has released a new official photo via their Twitter for Thor: The Dark World.
And if that weren’t enough, Superhero Hype has compiled a gallery of photos of Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson (but mostly Scarlett Johanson) on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
All in all, quite the eventful day for the House of Ideas.
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