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Gwyneth Paltrow hopes for Iron Man 4

Marvel star wants to see the return of Iron Man

After the hugely successful 'Iron Man 3' it looks as though Gwyneth Paltrow wants to see another sequel… but will there be an 'Iron Man 4'?

When it comes to Marvel's Avengers, it's hard not to think of Iron Man. And with a hugely successful third-instalment as well as another appearance in the upcoming 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' it looks as though Tony Stark will be part of the line-up for a while yet. But does that mean we'll be seeing more stand-alone movies? Iron Man actress Gwyneth Paltrow certainly hopes so…

[How did Nick Fury lose his eye?]

In an interview with Chelsea Handler, the 40-year-old actress reveals that she hopes to reprise her role as Pepper Potts… and while she won't be appearing in the upcoming 'Avengers Age of Ultron', she's still hoping for 'Iron Man 4'.

"I don't even know if there is an Iron Man 4," she admitted. "I hope there is an Iron Man 4, I hope I'm in it."

Of course, Paltrow has previously stated (rather emphatically) that there wouldn't be another 'Iron Man' movie. "I don't think there's going to be [an Iron Man 4]," she said. "I think we're done with Iron Man."

But perhaps she's had a change of heart… after all, she's yet to be approached about a part (cameo or otherwise) in the 'Avengers' sequel. And perhaps she already assumed that was a given - especially as it's rumoured that the villain Ultron will be created my Stark himself.

[X-Men Origins writer sued by writing partner]

Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito recently explained that "You can see where it was where we left him at the end of [Iron Man] 3 - he's in love with Pepper, he's made a grand gesture to blow up the suits at that point."

But without Pepper by his side, was it really worth it?

I can't help thinking it's still early days when it comes to 'Iron Man 4'. I mean, 'Age of Ultron' is still early in development at this stage… and any new 'Iron man' film is likely to come way down the line. But should Gwyneth Paltrow return as Pepper Potts? Come on… would it really be the same without her?

Do you think 'Iron Man 4' is inevitable? Will Gwyneth Paltrow return as Pepper Potts? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a comic book movie geek from Cardiff who can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of Marvel's Phase Two. His favourite Marvel film is 'Avengers Assemble' and he still thinks he can someday make his very own Iron Man suit. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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