Captain America: Civil War will feature a whole host of Marvel’s favourite characters, from Iron Man to Spider-Man and even Black Panther, but one familiar face won’t be appearing, contrary to earlier reports.
Back in February, it was reported that Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts had been recruited to reprise her role as Tony Stark’s love interest but it looks as though that was wide of the mark. According to The Wrap, Potts won’t be appearing in Civil War as, in actual fact, she and Iron Man are no longer an item, write Squareeyed.
Mild spoilers ahead!
At the beginning of Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark visits MIT to speak with a group of students, where he is ‘visibly shaken’ by news that Potts wouldn’t be accompanying him. It would appear that something has happened in their relationship and we’re not actually sure if Paltrow’s character will be re-appearing in the MCU.
In fact, Paltrow is more focused on furthering her lifestyle publication Goop. She last appeared in Johnny Depp’s horrendous comedy Mortdecai, which bombed at the box office. Similar to Natalie Portman’s character from the Thor movies, it looks like Paltrow may fall off the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s map.
Synopsis: Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.
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