Marvel has spent years building storylines and fan bases for a variety of their characters. We've gotten to know Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Hawkeye, and Captain America, among many others.
The culmination of all of this hard work has been the Avengers franchise. With the release of Avengers: Infinity War, news came that Chris Evan's would be putting down his shield and ending his run as Captain America with the release of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.
And just recently, it was reported that another OG Marvel Cinematic Universe star will be leaving the franchise after Avengers: Endgame as well:
Gwyneth Paltrow plans to retire from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after #AvengersEndgame https://t.co/9OdDHJKOic https://t.co/C5pONHlcWN— Variety (@Variety) 1550597400.0
Gwyneth Paltrow has played Iron Man's right-hand-woman, Pepper Potts, for a decade now.
She explained to Variety...
"I mean, I'm a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point."
She went on...
"I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it...It was such a wonderful experience making the first 'Iron Man' and then to watch how important it has become to the fans."
People had some serious feels about this.
@Variety https://t.co/mq5N9ta70H— StephenCH #staysafe 😷 (@StephenCH #staysafe 😷) 1550661424.0
@IGN WOW so sorry to hear that loved her as #PEPPERPOTTS 😢😭😢😭— Orville Riley (@Orville Riley) 1550606718.0
Others had hopes about what this meant for Pepper's fate in Avengers: Endgame.
-gwyneth paltrow is leaving the mcu after endgame -pepper potts is still alive, because she was signing the stark r… https://t.co/7lGEjPCP6W— n⨂elle (@n⨂elle) 1550602915.0
We can only hope for a happy ending like that. We'll just have to wait and see.