Once again, Pepper Potts becomes the victim of Spider-Man No Way Home’s decision, limiting the presence of Iron Man.
In the recently released premiere, Iron Man-centric point of view wasn’t even considered, which made Pepper Potts look bad once again. In the Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), died while saving the whole planet from Thanos army.
Iron Man used the weapon made by the Mad Titan, Thanos, the glove of infinity stones, the Infinity Gauntlet on his army. Thanos has the intention to wipe out half of the population of Earth, the solution of overpopulation. Still, instead, Iron Man used his strategy on him and snapped Thanos’ army to dust. However, saving the people of Earth, Tony Stark lost his life, an unfortunate moment for marvel fans.
Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland), needed a lot of time to get over the death of Tony Stark. In the movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, the death of Tony Stark affected him so much that he wanted to give up being a superhero.
During the grieving period, Peter Parker met another so-called ‘superhero’ who presented himself in a way that everyone, along with Peter, believed him as a hero named Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Peter thought of Mysterio as an inspiration and gave one of the important technology E.D.I.T.H., left by Tony Stark for Peter Parker, to Mysterio.
Mysterio turned out to be an antagonist, and now with the access to E.D.I.T.H., he could’ve harmed the whole world, and he did while showing himself as a hero to the whole world. In the end, Peter Parker, out Spider-Man, defeated Mysterio, making an end to all the chaos. However, Mysterio, during his end, made a video revealing the identity of Spider-Man and blaming him for all the chaos created by E.D.I.T.H.
Spider-Man No Way Home picks up from the point when the whole world knows who is Spider-Man and blames him for the death of Mysterio, making the life of Peter Parker and the people close to him hell.
Spider-Man: No Way Home, Didn’t Use Pepper Potts Perspective
All the trouble would have stopped if Pepper Potts had helped Peter in everything. As we all know, Peter Parker took help from Doctor Strange. While the spell casts, Peter Parker’s disturbance created chaos in the spell leading to the entrance of supervillains from the different universes.
However, one question arises: why did Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) or anyone else from the Stark Industries help Peter? Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) from Stark Industries did everything he could to help Peter Parker, but he only did it because he was in love with Peter’s Aunt May (Marisa Tomei).
Predictably, Pepper Potts actress Gwyneth Paltrow couldn’t be available for the shooting because of the global pandemic. However, she help could’ve shown with her appearance, making Happy a mediator for Pepper Potts’ Iron Man’s wife.
In the Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker was shown to be the reason why Tony Stark, having everything in his family, helps the Avengers to bring back everyone. Peter had a special place in the heart of Tony Stark, and when Peter came back, Tony was very happy to see him.
So when Peter Parker was struggling through a big crisis in his life, Stark Industries should have done something to help him. Perhaps Pepper Potts could’ve defended him against the allegations from Mysterio, as the Drones were of Stark Industries. Or she could’ve called M.I.T. to defend Peter’s case, as Tony Stark was a former student of that university.
If Pepper Potts’s contribution had been considered in the making of Spider-Man No Way Home, Peter didn’t have to go to Doctor Strange, and none of the chaos of the multiverse had happened. And, all of this would’ve been done without Pepper Potts appearing in the movie.
Well, everything is dependent upon Marvel Studios and Sony. They should’ve added something honoring the relationship of Tony Stark and Peter Parker to show the storyline in a better way.
And if Tony was alive during Spider-Man No Way Home, there’s no doubt Tony would’ve helped Peter Parker without any hesitation. In the Avengers: Endgame, it was made clear how important Peter Parker was to Iron Man when Peter was resurrected. Tony would never have left Peter in misery fighting his struggles alone.