Homecoming may not be the only way to describe next month’s Marvel sensation, Spider-Man: Homecoming—because it will also have a reunion.
That is, Marvel has just confirmed that Gwyneth Paltrow will be back in the MCU with this movie, and she will reprise her role as Pepper Potts, Tony Stark’s on-and-off girlfriend. This was confirmed following the release of the official cast list of Spider-Man: Homecoming, CBR reported.
There haven’t been any talks for her return—at least not one that has been hinted before this announcement came to light. Paltrow’s last outing in the MCU was back in Iron Man 3, where she had become more powerful than the average side character, though this was an effect that was expected to go away after the movie.
Then in Captain America: Civil War, viewers were shown a more concrete reason to assume that she was no longer returning following her character’s breakup with Tony. Now that this has been confirmed, we’re intrigued to know what exactly her role will be in the movie. After all, Tony’s is technically just supposed to be a side character mentor, yet his scenes with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker do shine.
Apart from Paltrow, another name that has been tagged by the official cast list is Jennifer Connelly. Her role appears to be minor, but seeing her name in the list did make me chuckle. She’s no stranger to superhero movies, let alone Marvel tours. Connelly had been the leading lady in the Hulk movie back in 2003 starring Eric Bana. Technically, it will be her first time in this MCU.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing in theaters on July 7.