Iron Woman? If Pepper Potts Has A Future In Armor, She Needs To Kick Villain Ass

Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow

If you've  read about the Iron Man 3 footage that Marvel Studios has shown to bloggers, then you know that, during the Mandarin's helicopter attack on Casa Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) ends up flying to safety in one of the armored suits. It sounds like a cool scene, and I won't be surprised if it's a set-up for another later in the movie. But I'm not so thrilled about Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige's recent comments that Potts could suit up for her own adventures in future Iron Man installments.

Kevin Feige Talks About Pepper Potts' Possible Future In Armor

Here's what Feige says in an interview with

I will tell you this. In this movie [Iron Man 3] we play with the convention of the damsel in distress. We are bored by the damsel in distress. But, sometimes we need our hero to be desperate enough in fighting for something other than just his own life. So, there is fun to be had with "Is Pepper in danger or is Pepper the savior?" over the course of this movie.

In terms of where we go with future movies, we’ll see. In the comic books she does get a taste for the suit and becomes her own hero named Rescue, who doesn’t necessarily battle other people, but is on missions to help people and to save people. Will we do that down the line with Gwyneth Paltrow? Who knows. But her being in the suit is something we have been playing with since Iron Man 2, where we did some designs and it didn’t end up fitting in that movie. But the little taste you saw here [in an Iron Man 3 clip] is something that we’re certainly interested in.

Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow

Why Pepper Potts As Rescue Is A Jump-The-Shark Idea

I hope it's a passing interest because the idea of Paltrow's character donning her own metal suit (insert Spanx joke here) to rescue families threatened by a hurricane or some other catastrophe sounds like a jump-the-shark premise that is devoid of the tension and smart-assery that distinguishes the Iron Man movies. I'm not familiar with the comics storyline to which Feige refers, but "Rescue" sounds like a very Saturday-morning-cartoon name. And that's where this G-rated idea belongs.

If the Marvel Studios is serious about putting Goop-curating Gwynnie in full-metal jacket mode, then they've got to surprise the audience by having her play against type.  Contrary to what Feige says in this interview, Paltrow should be kicking super-villain ass Michelle Rodriguez-style to the point where Tony feels threatened by her superhero potential. Now that's an Iron Man subplot. Feel free to contact my agent.

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  • markfromky says:

    I'm not sure I get this, But, thinking from the perspective of a man in actually head over heels in love with someone, If I had the capability to create a "rescue" suit, it would have a single purpose, to rescue the woman I love. It wouldn't be designed to fight, it would be designed to encapsulate her in a protective shell of Iron Man style armor, and then as quickly as is possible without turning it's delicate passenger into goo at the bottom of the suit, get her out of harm's way. If anything managed to prevent it's strategic retreat, it's sole purpose would then become protection by being the single most indestructible suit I had ever built.

    I wouldn't want her to have the capability and therefore the temptation to circle back and help me thereby defeating the suits purpose entirely. As someone wise once said... "Nuff Said."

    Just sayin'

  • If you're not familiar with the "Rescue" storyline from Matt Fraction's "Iron Man" run, you should probably, with all due respect, shut the crap up rather than passing judgement about its storytelling efficacy. It was a FABULOUS plot device in the context of Norman Osborn's takeover of SHIELD; creating a suit with no offensive capabilities was the only way Tony could keep Pepper from being imprisoned and her Iron Man tech from being confiscated.

    • MARKFROMKY says:

      I'm not saying I don't like the storyline, although I hadn't seen the comics and probably won't since every time I look at one I'll think of someone that thinks their superior to someone that simply HASN'T read the same literature they have. My point stands, I didn't say anything about what I thought the movie should or would do, I gave an opinion, and we all know about opinions, they're like butt-holes everyone has one and they all stink except mine... LOL, but seriously, were you actually angry over a movie? It's not like it's real, and it's not like anything we do or say will affect the resulting film. Take a Xanax and have a beer.

  • dynamochen says:

    The Rescue suit wasn't built by Tony to be a big weapons platform but Pepper did do quite a bit with it in the comics. What I can see is her donning the suit in Avengers 2 once Thanos shows up and things get ugly.

    • markfromky says:

      'Sall I'm sayin', Rescue means rescue her not rescue me too. You don't take the role of hero away from the hero be that hero Iron Man, or Wasp. The point of the rescue suit is protection for her not Robin to his Batman, Would spidey sew a suit for Mary Jane and allow her to get into danger? I don't THINK so. anyway, I've run my trap enough... 😛

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