Pepper Potts Won't Appear In 'The Avengers,' According To Gwyneth Paltrow

Briefly: While he didn't talk in too many details about The Avengers during the LA Times web chat on Friday, Kevin Feige did hint that the film might have a cameo or two beyond the scope of the giant announced cast. But one character who won't be appearing, according to Gwyneth Paltrow, will be Iron Man's girl Friday Pepper Potts.

Speaking to Collider, the actress said, "No. No Pepper... I think it's a for sure. I think they're starting shooting soon and they probably would have asked me by now." Actors are often the last to know what's going on with a film (unless they're also producers) but in this case, given that The Avengers is set to shoot within the next few months, we can likely take her at her word.