"I don’t know," the actress told E! Online. "I’m getting old for this s***, you know what I mean?" At 39, Paltrow’s age is hardly an outlier when compared to the rest of the Avengers cast, some of whom range in their 40s. (I’m looking at you, RDJ and Ruffalo.) Nevertheless, we’ll be seeing much more of Paltrow’s Pepper in Iron Man 3, so it’s hard to complain.
"The creation of the team is not the happy ending," Whedon said of the first film. "It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I’m digging, just twist that knife. And that’s exciting for me."
As for Marvel’s upcoming slate of features — on which Whedon will serve as a creative consultant — the filmmaker added, "Very talented people are writing and directing these movies, and what I don’t want to be is the guy they dread, who’s going to come in and say, ‘Oh, well I have the power to change this.’ I’m not that."
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