Originally Posted by marcvader
The main reason my girlfriend is into the IM movies is to see the Tony/Pepper relationship. She loves that type of stuff.
But if --- and it's still a very big "IF" --- IM3 winds up being RDJ's farewell to the character, I doubt even fans of Tony-Pepper are going to be nearly as invested in seeing that relationship continue with a new actor in the armor. Nor, I'd wager, would Gwyneth Paltrow. That would free up the *new* Tony Stark to pursue new main squeezes like Bethany Cabe or Whitney Frost in future movies.