Pepper Potts Suits Up

It’s Pepper Potts to the rescue!

After three movies Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) finally makes her way into an Iron Man suit. The latest TV spot for Iron Man 3 shows Potts suiting up mid-air (quite impressive for her first time) and saving Tony’s life during the all-too-familiar destruction of his cliff-side home. Watch it below.

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Rumors about Potts wearing the suit were confirmed days ago by Paltrow herself during an interview in which she said:

I didn’t mind wearing the suit. I thought it was light and perfectly comfortable and my children thought it was extremely cool.

We can only assume the inevitable fourth installment will see Tony’s bodyguard Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) don an Iron Man suit himself. I mean, everyone in the family’s got one, why not him.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has previously indicated that the entire movie is really about the love triangle between “Tony, Pepper and the suits”. Of course, this isn’t to downplay the Mandarin’s part in the movie – Ben Kinglsey certainly isn’t (that voice is a little over the top, don’t you think?).

The second new TV spot focuses more on the revenge aspect of the movie. No love here. And nothing new either. Watch it below.

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Iron Man 3 will be partly based on Warren Ellis’ six-issue Extremis storyline involving the use of nanotech which once injected into a subject greatly enhanced their abilities, somewhat like a super soldier serum for the 21st century. In the movie, as in the comic, the nanotech is developed by Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall).

To learn more about Extremis and how the supporting characters factor into the movie head over to Screen Rant. Their rather informative transcript of a Q&A session has Feige explaining in detail all of the above. Some mild spoilers may ensue though.

Gwyneth in Vogue back in 2008 for the first Iron Man. Pictures by Steven Klein.

Iron Man 3 will be released on April 26 in the UK and May 3 in the US

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