February 23, 2016
'Infinity War': Krysten Ritter Talks Avengers -- 'Captain America: Civil War' Tie-In Teased With Pepper Potts

The Avengers: Infinity War movies marks the climactic portion to Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Recently, Jessica Jones' Krysten Ritter gave her input during a panel discussion at the 2016 Portland Wizard World event, according to ComicBook.com. There was also mention of Pepper Potts being teased for Captain America: Civil War and how it will lead to the Infinity War movies.

Ritter entertained questions from the audience regarding the major event when taking on Thanos, the Mad Titan. A fan asked if Krysten would prefer the characters who are associated with The Defenders team, which includes Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil, to join up with the Avengers team in the Avengers: Infinity War films.

She seemed to emphasize how lucky she is to be in the "playground" on Netflix considering the Hell's Kitchen environment is gritty and dreary in nature with some intense sexual content that could border in the R-rating. At the same time, though, Krysten Ritter thought it would also be "awesome" should the playground intertwine with the big screen of established Marvel movie characters.

Last year, Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 was rumored to have The Defenders in the movie. It came from unnamed sources at Bleeding Cool, and a video segment at Cinema Blend reiterated this as well. After all, there were references made to the Battle of New York when Jessica Jones was suffering an assassination attempt by vengeful parents during the Chitauri invasion.

Keep in mind that the heroes of Hell's Kitchen were said to be "street level" instead of taking on global threats, so it would be rather interesting to see what they could contribute to the Avengers team.

"I love Jessica and I love any opportunity to play her. Obviously, I'd be really exciting to be a part of those giant, huge movies with those great characters that are already established. So it would be awesome! But, I'm also really lucky because our Netflix playground is so unique and so grounded and so gritty and more adult."

Enter Captain America: Civil War, where Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts was said to be in the movie that finds heroes taking sides following the events of Sokovia in Avengers: Age of Ultron, according to Comic Book Resources. There had been confirmation made regarding Paltrow's whereabouts in mid-January, as there have been reshoots occurring along with herself, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr.

Potts' origins in the Marvel Cinematic Universe started from the beginning with Downey Jr. in the first Iron Man movie and the last that was seen of her was in Iron Man 3. She took over Stark's position leading Stark Industries, as he was thought to be dying from his own technology.

Avengers: Infinity War was next discussed at Comic Book Resources regarding how Captain America: Civil War will lead into that movie. Director Joe Russo gave his account to these two connecting. He even mentioned the Winter Soldier involvement as well, citing how the three would have a "through line."

"We wanted 'Winter Soldier,' 'Civil War,' and the 'Infinity War' films to have a strong through line. We look at this movie as setting the stage for 'Infinity War,' how it starts and what condition everybody is in."

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the screenwriters for Civil War and Winter Soldier, will also be writing for Avengers: Infinity War. The writers emphasize that they will be taking on a "gang" of characters, some rather new as opposed to already established roles.

"We've written three movies about a pretty stoic guy, and now we get to write for all the gang. But 'Civil War' was a walk in the park compared to these other two. We're writing scenes for characters that haven't been cast yet."

Captain America: Civil War comes to theaters on May 6. The Avengers: Infinity War movies are scheduled for 2018 and 2019.

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