Gwyneth Paltrow is Pepper Potts

Huh? Gwyneth Paltrow has taken on a new role that of Virginia “Pepper” Potts. I’m sure you’re asking yourself who that is? Well, Virginia “Pepper” Potts is the personal secretary and confidant to Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Yes, another comic book movie.

Paltrow joins Robert Downey Jr. in the title role and Terrence Howard as Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes, Stark’s best friend. Jon Favreau is set to direct.

Paltrow will portray billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tony Stark’s indispensable personal assistant, Virginia “Pepper” Potts. Pepper is an invaluable resource to Stark Industries, and one of the few people in Tony’s life who can go toe-to-toe with him, occasionally acting as his conscience and working to keep his priorities straight as he secretly defends the world as the armored hero known as Iron Man. Below the surface, Tony and Pepper share a deep attraction for one another although neither is willing to admit it.

“Gwyneth is the embodiment of a leading lady. She brings intelligence, poise and an incredible range of talent to this role,” said Kevin Feige, President of Production, Marvel Studios. “We could not be more excited about the great chemistry this illustrious cast will bring to ‘Iron Man.'”

Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed for ‘Iron Man’ [The Film Asylum]