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Pepper and Tony may not get their happy ever after (Picture: Marvel)

The trailer for Avengers: Endgame finally dropped last week and it opened up even more cans of worms feasting on fan theories.

Opening with Tony Stark, floating in space with no supplies and preparing for his imminent death, and sending a message home to fiancee Pepper Potts it appeared to confirm the rampant idea that Tony will die in the film, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe moves on to a whole new chapter.

Hey, Miss Potts. If you find this recording, dont feel bad about this, Tony says during his recording – but one fan theory posits that this message will actually make its way to Pepper where she will be the one to save Tony.

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This theory would explain the leaked set picture that showed Pepper in the Rescue armour.

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The picture, posted to account Uncanny Comic Quest, showed actress Gwyneth Paltrow in costume only instead of sporting her usual business attire shes wearing the leather and armoured Rescue range, as she stands in front of a green screen.

In the comic series, Pepper gets an Iron Man suit of her own known as Rescue, and while her role in Infinity War really didnt amount to much, this is the biggest hint yet shes going to get in on the action this time around – and what better action than saving the love of her life?

With half the universe obliterated by Thanos snap, we really could do with some more action heroes around now, too.

Pepper may step up to become a new superhero (Picture: Marvel)

With the assumed death of Tony as well as Captain America aka Steve Rogers and potentially others as phase three of the MCU comes to a close, its not the craziest idea having Pepper suit up to defeat Thanos in the next battle, after Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige claimed that the majority of superheroes in the MCU would soon be female.

As the plan goes forward I think frankly well be, you know, eventually I think were going to reach a time where its not just, listen, it would be amazing to see all of our female characters the way we have see, most, never all male, but primarily male, he told CinemaBlend.

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I think were getting to the point soon where we have so many great female characters that those are just our heroes as opposed to when are they all female, all male. Its just the Marvel heroes, more than half of which will be women.

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Kevins words were backed up by the studio in June when they shared a video package which revealed that Brie Larsons Captain Marvel will be the new face and leader of the franchise; Captain Marvel is about to take the lead in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, the video highlighted.

The video mostly consisted of behind the scenes footage of Brie in character, and is meant to introduce people to Carol Danvers.

The footage is being kept under wraps but Nikita Byrkin of The Flick shared the logo on social media.

Avengers 4 is in cinemas 26 April 2019.

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