POTENTIALLY HUGE SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS 4 BELOW! Read at your own risk.
So there’s a wild theory making the rounds among diehard MCU fans right now, saying that the Iron Man suit in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer looks oddly female-shaped. The moment, in particular, is when Thanos punches the lights out of Iron Man. If you look closely, part of the armor seems to have a breastplate, leading fans to speculate that it could be Pepper Potts in the suit. Well, here’s a particularly spoilery tidbit from the Avengers 4 set that may add credence to that rumor. Gwyneth Paltrow just posted a picture of herself in a motion capture suit. The kind MCU actors like Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, and Mark Ruffalo wear when they’re about to be CG’d on screen.
So this brings up a bunch of interesting possibilities for Pepper down the line. The most obvious one being that she’s probably going to suit up in an Iron Man suit ala Rescue, the character’s superhero turn in the comics. Some of my MCUEX cohorts have pointed out that maybe Pepper loses her legs in the film. While the rumor above may likely end up being just a matter of angled perspective, this image from Gwyneth certainly confirms the character suiting up with something at any given point in the film. We’ve seen her don the armor before so maybe it happens under similar circumstances. Avengers 4 will have no shortage of crazy things and you can this to that neverending list.