Avengers: Endgame Prelude Comic Debunks That Pepper Theory


Though it’s been more or less confirmed by now that Pepper Potts will be suiting up as Rescue in next year’s Avengers: Endgame, many fans were suspecting this development long before that revelatory photo of Gwyneth Paltrow in an Iron Man-style outfit first made its way online. But while the prediction turned out to be correct, that doesn’t necessarily mean that fans were forecasting Rescue’s arrival for the right reasons, and one piece of evidence in particular has been debunked once and for all in the new Avengers: Endgame Prelude comic.

The old theory alleges that Pepper practically announced her intentions to enter the fray in one of the early passages of Avengers: Infinity War. Specifically, in the scene where Tony Stark has just latched onto Ebony Maw’s spaceship, Pepper calls her fiancé, begging him in vain to come back home, and according to the speculation, her final line of the movie before getting cut off by a bad connection is “I’m going, too.”

It’s a nice idea, but one that’s refuted by film itself, in which the line is actually delivered by Stark’s A.I. F.R.I.D.A.Y. to inform him that she, like Pepper, is losing his signal. And while the distorted audio evidently led some viewers to confuse the two female voices, Screen Rant observes how a panel from the Prelude comic makes it plain and clear that the line comes from F.R.I.D.A.Y., not Pepper.

From the look of things, Paltrow’s character probably didn’t suit up off-camera during the events of Infinity War, but even if this particularly argument doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, you can still expect Rescue to make her entry in Avengers: Endgame, with some fans even speculating that she’ll be the one to save Tony from his drift through space. That’s just another theory for now, but we’ll find out when the film hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.

Source: Screen Rant