Unfilmed ‘Iron Man 3′ Scene Puts Pepper Potts in Charge
Gwyneth Paltrow in 'Iron Man 3' (Photo: Marvel Studios)
Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) goes through a lot in "Iron Man 3." She tries on the Iron Man suit (a bit of fan service that alludes to "Rescue,' her superhero alter ego in the comics), gets injected with the deadly (and sometimes explosive) Extremis serum and spends most of the third act in a sports bra (the only logical follow-up to the jean shorts Joss Whedon put her in in "Marvel's The Avengers"). But one of her most shining moments in Tony Stark's third stand-alone adventure didn't even make it past the script stage.
Now you can see — or, rather, read about — Pepper Potts working her savvy leadership skills in our exclusive deleted scene from the film. Presented in screenplay format, "What Pepper Did Last Month" shows just how top-notch a CEO she can be as she creates "Stark Solutions," a sort of Doctors Without Borders arm of Stark Industries.
Their first mission? Replacing all of the soda cans in the many Okle Cola dispensers throughout Africa with Stark Solutions anti-retrovirals to help battle malaria and other diseases.
It's a great scene, one that we wish had been filmed so it could at least be included as a deleted scene with next week's Blu-ray and DVD release of the film. Drew Pearce, who co-wrote "Iron Man 3" with director Shane Black, says the feeling is mutual.