Avengers: Endgame is just days away, and the excitement is palpable. Marvel fans have been waiting a calendar year for the movie to arrive, following the shocking twist ending of Infinity War. Marvel Studios originally kept its secrets to allow for Ant-Man and The Wasp and Captain Marvel to hit theaters, but the marketing campaign for Phase Three's final installment has seriously ramped up.
When the second trailer for Endgame arrived, there was a shot that threw fans for a loop. It featured some surviving heroes outside the Avengers Facility, and there was a noticeable gap between Bruce Banner and Rhodes, likely a character that was cut. But a new TV spot has revealed who that hidden character was: Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts.
Pepper Potts may not have had a major role in Avengers: Infinity War, but she's set pop back up when Endgame arrives in theaters. What's more, it looks like she'll be with the rest of the surviving heroes when something arrives from above. But what could it be?
Pepper's increased presence in Avengers: Endgame was teased by the recent round of character posters, as Gwyneth Paltrow's signature Marvel persona got her very own. But Pepper has been mostly absent from the trailers, at least until now. While her role is still largely a mystery, moviegoers can expect Pepper to show up in the Avengers facility and interact with the surviving heroes. Let's just hope that includes some unexpected choices like Rocket.
Of course, there's always the possibility that this clip with Pepper is a red herring by The Russo Brothers. The co-directors previously admitted to adding fake footage to trailers, to help advertise their blockbusters without giving away their contents. So perhaps Pepper never makes her way to join the Avengers, and has a story more contained to her location in New York City.
Just how Pepper will appear in Avengers: Endgame has been a heavily theorized subject. Many comic book fans are hoping that she'll suit up in her own Iron Man armor, taking on the mantle of Rescue. There were also theories that she could be the one to save her fiancee and Nebula. That remains to be seen, although her new appearance in the recent TV spot is definitely exciting.
You can check out the TV spot featuring Pepper Potts in below, courtesy of Endgame's official social media.
Welcome back, Ms. Potts. Gwyneth Paltrow's character debuted in the very first MCU movie, when Iron Man arrived back in 2007. It's a relief to know that she didn't fade to dust as a result of The Decimation, although how meaty her role in Endgame is remains to be seen.
All will be revealed when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th. In the meantime, fill out CinemaBlend's Endgame death pool, and be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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