We're still more than half a year away from the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, but its as-of-yet untitled follow up is already shooting in Georgia. And thanks to some leaked set photos, it appears we already have some MCU spoilers floating around the internet. Let me say that again, in big, bold letters:
SPOILERS AHEAD. TURN BACK IF YOU WANT TO GO INTO AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR FRESH
With that out of the way, let's look at what we've got here:
TONY STARK AND PEPPER POTTS ARE ENGAGED TONY STARK AND PEPPER POTTS ARE ENGAGED TONY STARK AND PEPPER POTTS ARE ENGAGED pic.twitter.com/qTzO9gHXSJAugust 23, 2017
That's Pepper Potts, whose last major presence in a Marvel Studios film was 2013's Iron Man 3. She started as Tony Stark's secretary, which since blossomed into an on-again, off-again relationship. Fans have been cheering for them to tie the knot since the beginning.
Potts' last appearance was a small cameo at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, as she attempted to prepare Peter Parker for a press conference properly introducing Spider-Man to the world. Peter refused and went back to Queens, leaving Stark and Potts with a bunch of reporters but no big reveal - that is until Tony asked his friend and bodyguard Happy Hogan to hand him an engagement ring. So did Potts say yes? That rock on her left hand would surely indicate so.
Just as interesting is the fact that Tony is once again wearing an arc reactor. The device was originally implanted in his chest to keep him alive, but was removed by the end of Iron Man 3. So why is he wearing it again? Another grievous injury? Or mayhaps it's more of an accessory this time around? In any case, it looks like he survives whatever planet-sized damage Thanos inflicts on the team in Avengers: Infinity War.
For now, let's enjoy the fact that the MCU's equivalent of Ross and Rachel are together - hopefully for good this time.