In a recent interview with late night host Stephen Colbert, who is a self confessed Marvel movie fan, Gwyneth Paltrow may have confirmed a popular fan theory about her role in Avengers: Infinity War.
During the interview, which can be watched below, Colbert asked Paltrow if she had powers in the upcoming Avengers: sequels. After becoming confused as to whether she could answer the question he asked: “Is there any chance, at any point, when you were working on the movie, did you thrust your hand toward someone wearing a blue suit with ping pong balls on it?”
Paltrow replied “yes” to this, which Colbert believed seemed to confirm she had powers. However, whilst it is unlikely she still possesses the Extremis powers that Colbert seems to be referring to, this piece of information may confirm a popular fan theory.
During the Avengers: Infinty War trailer, the main villain Thanos can be seen punching someone in Iron Man armour. Many have come to believe that Tony Stark is not in that armour at all and that in fact Pepper Potts is. With Paltrow confirming she has participated in some CGI work (as well as posting a behind-the-scenes images which seemed to show her in a moction-capture suit) it would seem that this theory has just gained some significant traction.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 in the UK and May 4th 2018 in the US and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.