The Iron Man movie already has a star-studded cast with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, and Terrence Howard as his best friend Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes. And now you can add Gwyneth Paltrow to that already impressive list.
Marvel Studios announced today that it has signed on Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow to join the cast of the highly-anticipated summer 2008 event film Iron Man. Paltrow will take on the role of Virginia “Pepper” Potts, personal secretary and confidant to Tony Stark aka Iron Man. The film is slated to hit theaters May 2, 2008.
I’m actually surprised that Gwyneth got the role of Pepper Potts instead of Rachel McAdams who was rumoured to be up for the role as well. I would have gone with the younger McAdams who, in my opinion, would have been perfect for the role. But hey, you can’t say that Gwyneth is going to hurt the cast; she is an Academy Award winning actress. I have no doubt that she’ll be able to pull off the cute as hell personal secretary.