Avengers Infinity War: Tony Stark’s Girlfriend Will Have Superpowers

Avengers: Infinity War is all set to rock the cinematic world. Thanos and his Black Order come to Earth in search of the precious Infinity Stones of Space, Power, Mind, Soul, Time and Reality. All of them barring the Soul Stone have already been featured in the movies of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The remaining Soul Stone is rumored to make an appearance in Black Panther. After the stones find their way into Thanos’ hands, all hell will break loose. The entire movie will be about how the Mad Titan steal Infinity gems from far reaching corners of the realm and assemble an all-powerful gauntlet to rule the cosmos.

The Russo brothers recently said in an interview that they have drawn inspiration from heist movies for Avengers Infinity War. Here’s what they said:

“With “Infinity War,” the biggest new element to the movie is Thanos and the fact that he’s entering the storytelling in a very bold, strong way, to the degree that he’s almost one of the leads. We’ve shaped an interesting narrative around him that in some ways leans heavily on a heist film in the fact that he’s going after the infinity stones in a much bolder, successful way than he has in the past. The entire movie has that energy of the bad guy being one step ahead of the heroes. We looked at a lot of movies that had that heist-style energy to them, and that brought some inspiration”.

In the official trailer of Avengers Infinity War, we saw Thanos already has possession of two Infinity gems – Space Stone (Tesseract) and Power Stone (Orb). He has landed on Earth through a portal along with his Black Order who is seen extracting mind gem from Vision’s forehead. It will be 20 times the destruction caused by Loki in ‘The Avengers’ or Ultron in ‘Avengers 2’.

How will Earth’s Mightiest Heroes defeat a God? After Thanos puts on a complete Infinity Gauntlet, he will control, create, and destroy as he wishes. Will the Avengers be enough in numbers and abilities to stop him? Will Guardians of the Galaxy join them immediately or later on? Although they might certainly look enough, they sure will have an extra set of super-powered hands to help them out.

Tony Stark’s Girlfriend Pepper Potts is all set to become a superhero in her own right in Infinity War. Pepper Potts has evolved as a character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

From being Tony Stark’s quirky yet sexy secretary to the full-fledged leader of Stark Industries – one of the largest conglomerates in the Marvel Universe, she has been an inspiration. Pepper is now a pivotal part of the Iron Man movies and the larger MCU movies in general.

In Captain America: Civil War, Tony says he and Pepper have ‘taken a break’ (we all know that never ends well). But she may show up in Avengers with an entirely different skill set of her own.

Spiderman: Homecoming, although it looked like it, wasn’t an Iron Man movie. It did pick up on the Tony-Pepper relationship angle though. After Civil War came to an end, Tony and Pepper’s strained relationship finally thawed to the point that Tony asks Pepper to marry him.

Pepper was neither seen in Avengers: Infinity War tie-in comics nor in the last few movies. She will make an appearance along with Happy Hogan in the Avengers: Infinity War movie this year. Who knows she may even have those extremis powers she gained at the end of Iron Man 3!!

Iron Man 3 saw the Extremis Virus wrecking havoc all around. The Virus gives superhuman physical attributes along with some other few cool powers only to people with a unique genetic makeup. The rest of the folks, who do not have that genetic makeup, when infected with the virus, will literally end up exploding.

Fortunately, Pepper belonged to the 5% of the human population that shared that unique genetic structure and hence she has gifted with Extremis powers.

At the end of Iron Man 3, Pepper saves Tony in a truly heroic manner with her newfound abilities. While fans are eager to know if Pepper’s body has been cleansed of the Extremis Virus or is it still up and running within her, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert finally shed some light to a long unanswered question.

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Colbert: “Is there any chance, at any point, when you were working on the movie, did you thrust your hand toward someone wearing a blue suit with ping pong balls on it?”

Paltrow: “Yes.”

Colbert: “Then you still have powers.”

That means either Pepper is still using the Extremis Virus or she is using ‘something else’ to kick ass. That something else could be a modified version of the Iron Man suit. In the comics, Pepper uses the Rescue armor and has saved several lives along with defeating countless villains.

Why does not Tony just give Pepper armor so that she could protect her own ass without Tony’s help? It certainly makes sense when you think about it. Why isn’t the most intelligent man alive think of something like that?!?!?

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Earlier set photos did reveal Pepper is using a motion capture suit in one of the scenes. Maybe it is for showing the orange hue of the Extremis virus or maybe just an all-new ‘Iron Woman’ suit. Regardless of what it is, what we are happy to know is that the Avengers won’t be underhanded on this one. With the threat of Thanos looming over the Horizon, they sure could use an extra set of hands.

Marvel Studios has till now released three sets of synopsis for the movie:

Synopsis 1:

 “An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.

Synopsis 2:

“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.

Synopsis 3:

“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.

Avengers Infinity War is directed by the Russo brothers – Joe and Anthony Russo, produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely have written the screenplay. It will hit the theaters on May 3, 2018.

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Bibhu Prasad

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