Pepper Potts Isn't In <i>The Avengers</i>

Marvel Studios is assembling an impressive cast of characters for The Avengers, the massive superhero team-up movie set to invade theaters in May 2012. But there's at least one previously established character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that doesn't have a role to play in Joss Whedon's forthcoming comic book movie: Pepper Potts.

That's the story straight from the mouth of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who has already played Tony Stark's fiery-haired colleague and occasional romantic interest in two Iron Man films. Despite her importance in Ol' Shellhead's solo franchise, Paltrow told Collider that she doesn't believe Pepper has a role to play in The Avengers.

"I think it’s a for sure," she said when asked if she definitely won't be appearing in The Avengers. "I think they’re starting shooting soon and they probably would have asked me by now."

Check out Paltrow's comments for yourself in the video below:

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