If Gwynth Paltrow were to be believed, Pepper Potts never appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
While filming for director Jon Favreau's The Chef Show, the longtime Iron Man star addressed his Marvel Cinematic Universe history with Paltrow. He mentioned that he and celebrity chef Roy Choi came up with the idea for The Chef Show during the filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming. At that, Paltrow insisted she wasn't in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
"We're weren't in Spider-Man," she said. When Favreau asserted that yes, she was, she replied, "I was in Avengers."
Favreau helpfully described the scene, which found Pepper organizing a press conference so that Tony Stark could introduce Peter Parker as a new Avenger. That seemed to jog Paltrow's memory: "Oh! Yes! That was Spider-Man? Oh my God!"
Though Paltrow had a brief cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it marked a major milestone in her character's life. When Peter rejected Tony's offer to becoming an Avenger, Tony had to think fast. He asked Favreau's Happy Hogan if he still had "it," referring to an engagement ring. Much to Pepper's shock, Happy produced the ring. Though Pepper seemed dismissive at the time, she must have been bluffing, because Avengers: Infinity War confirmed their engagement and she was married to Tony by the time of Avengers: Endgame.
Of course, Paltrow's role was so brief that it's easy to see how she got confused about it. After all, she has appeared in seven of the MCU's 22 films to date.
Opening July 2, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.