Gwyneth Paltrow inadvertently hints at Tony Stark's fate in 'Avengers 4'
Paltrow's revelation may indicate that Tony Stark will not die in 'Avengers 4' and possibly even get a happy ending.
Since its premiere this past April, 'Avengers: Infinity War' has had fans theorizing on all the little easter eggs sprinkled through the movie. Forums such as Reddit and Tumblr have already unearthed several dozen little tidbits that reveal vital information on the fate of the Avengers but to have missed out on one that could reveal potentially crucial details about what could happen to Robert Downey Junior's Tony Stark/Iron Man.
While it is widely expected to see at least a few of the star-studded ensemble step down from their roles following the conclusion of the still untitled 'Avengers 4,' a recent leak had suggested that Tony Stark would meet his end in the movie. This would then see Ironheart possibly take over his role in the team and usher in a new era for the supergroup, but it now appears as though that scenario is all but a pipe dream.
The information comes from one of Gwyneth Paltrow's interviews and it looks like despite having very little to do in 'Infinity War,' she may already have inadvertently revealed a juicy spoiler from its follow-up. The actress' Pepper Potts was in all of two scenes in the movie, one of which will prove key to how 'Avengers 4' shapes up.
Deleted footage from the movie shows Happy (Jon Favreau) annoyed that lovebirds Stark and Potts are not allowing him to manage and secure their wedding. Favreau was contracted to appear in the movie but was edited out at the last second.
Instead, she now first appears at the start of the movie with beau Tony Stark, talking with the billionaire industrialist about the possibility of having children in the future. But she's interrupted by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) fighting with Thanos' cronies and the conversation is abruptly halted. However, as Stark later finds himself in orbit, she calls him to say that he's probably "going to be..." before being cut off once again, leaving many to speculate that he would soon be a father.
"Pepper and Tony have had a real long journey together. She obviously starts as his dutiful assistant, and then the relationship evolves, and now this decade later they’re married, and they have a child. Their relationship has evolved in all of the ways that great romances evolve," Paltrow had previously said in an interview discussing her character's relationship with Stark.
While the Ironheart leak hinted at a tragic end for Stark, Paltrow's comments seem to almost definitely indicate that he survives the impending titanic battle with Thanos and that he follows the victory to retire from the Avengers on a high note. The fact that she says that they're married "a decade later" also seems to argue that 'Avengers 4' will be set quite a few years after its predecessor.
Watch the deleted scene here: