People occasionally deride comic books as one-dimensional and just for boys, but those people are idiots who have obviously never actually read a decent comic book. All the greatest heroes have equally great partners who are often just as cool and feisty as they are. Check out our favorite examples from recent and upcoming films.
Clark Kent & Lois Lane
One of the most famous comic book love stories of all time, Clark and Lois are synonymous with the theme of love; like Romeo and Juliet, if Romeo was faster than a speeding bullet and practically indestructible. Come to think of it, a couple of decent superheroes would’ve livened up Shakespeare to no end. When I think of these two I’m personally reminded of great on screen pairings like Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve, though I’m sure Man of Steel
Peter Parker & Gwen Stacy
An obvious choice; The Amazing Spider-Manthe reasons that we love Emma Stone.
Tony Stark & Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts
Probably my favorite will-they-won’t-they romance; it seems the only people who haven’t realized the two of them are perfect together are Tony and Pepper. It’s got to be difficult dealing with a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist but Pepper takes it in her stride. It always seems they’re together as couple, but it’s never clearly said, so are they or aren’t they? They seemed to be in The Avengers but not quite so much in Iron Man 2. That gets us thinking, what exactly happened between Iron Man 2 and The Avengers that changed things? She’s probably one of the few people who is actually a match for the fast-talking womanizer Stark, and you can be sure that he knows it. Look forwards to Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow sizzling on screen in Iron Man 3
Bruce Wayne & Selina Kyle
Whether it’s as Catwoman and Batman or Bruce Wayne and Selena Kyle, this pair of crime fighters have serious chemistry. Add to this well documented and intensely tense relationship Christian Bale’s gritty, realistic Batman and the stunning Anne Hathaway and you’ve got a serious comic book movie romance on your hands. The pair look set to butt heads and tear up the screen as Gotham’s greatest couple in The Dark Knight RisesCatwoman is a cool kick-ass chick in her own right and just imagine if they’d managed to get Harley Quinn and Heath Ledger’s Joker in this film too. Now then we’d have had a pair of love stories that are as cool as they are crazy.
Obviously those are all big and hugely popular romances, but there are other subtle and deeply interesting stories that haven’t yet been brought to the big screen. Which superhero couple do you think has the best chemistry, and which would you l