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Gwyneth Paltrow reflects on the Marvel Universe ahead of Avengers : Endgame

Gwyneth Paltrow feels like “the grandma” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 46-year-old actress – who has played the girlfriend of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Pepper Potts, in the movie series since the first ‘Iron Man’ movie back in 2008 – joked that she and her co-star 54-year-old co-star are the “grandparents” of the franchise and insisted she had “no idea” the Marvel Cinematic Universe would go on for as long as it has.

Speaking to ‘Entertainment Tonight’ at the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday (22.04.19) she said: “It’s pretty cool, you know?

“I think when we did [the first] ‘Iron Man’, Marvel had no idea what it would be, and this level of success it would have, and all the other movies that would come out of it, so it’s pretty cool. I mean yeah, we kind of feel like the parents or grandparents at this point, but it’s pretty awesome.”

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is set to wrap up phase three of the MCU and see an end to 21 films and 11 franchises taking place over the course of a decade and Gwyneth explained that although she would “always” be willing to return to the MCU – she feels she’s “off to other Marvel pastures” adding that “they don’t tell me anything”.

She quipped: “I thought we were done? Look I would always [come back] if they needed me, but I think, you know, the movie is called Endgame.

“I feel like maybe we’re off to other Marvel pastures, I don’t really know, they don’t tell me anything. And all the scripts are redacted and everything, so it’s a very secret process.”

Meanwhile, Marvel fans are deep in speculation over what surprises lie in store for them in Avengers: Endgame.

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Natalie Portman best known for her roles in the Marvel franchise appearing in Thor and Thor: The Dark World was also present at the premiere in Tinsel Town Monday (22.04.2019). Playing “Dr. Jane”, Thor’s love interest in previous movies, her presence on the red carpet has many speculating that she could return for the much-awaited Avengers: Endgame. According to CNN, some fans even hypothesized that the brilliant astrophysicist will be the key to defeating Thanos, the purple supervillain who wiped out half the universe’s population in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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