The Avengers fandom is well-known for pairing off favorite characters into romantic relationships. These "ships" have become so prevalent and extensive that they've spawned their own subfandoms, and while searching those, I can safely say that I've never seen so many pregnant men in my life.
Now, one of these couples has potentially made its way into the real world. No, there are no pregnant men involved, but certain fans are sure to be even more surprised by this current scenario.
According to Us Weekly...
Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are hooking up!
That's right. Rumor has it that Scarlet Witch and Loki are finding time away from movie sets to get to know each other a little better.
Though they've been majorly involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these two apparently got close while filming the upcoming Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light. In it, they play a married couple, so maybe all those long hours working in a romantic setting ignited some sparks. However it happened, I'm a full supporter of this new potential power couple.
Now, Us Weekly is careful to claim that these two are just "hooking up" and remaining "casual," which could just be a way to backtrack in the future (like other sources did when Olsen was linked to Jeremy Renner). On the other hand, Hiddleston was previously linked to fellow Thor star Kat Dennings, so he's not above dating co-stars.
No matter how this ends up, whether they're just having a bit of fun or this blossoms into the best Marvel coupling since Groot and Rocket, here's why Olsen and Hiddleston together makes total sense!
1. They're both ridiculously adorable
Let's get the obvious out of the way. These two are painfully attractive, but they've also always been down-to-earth and so charming in interviews. Just look at these two and try to tell me that you don't want to date/befriend both of them.
2. They're both phenomenal actors who will soon be dominating Hollywood
Hiddleston and Olsen have easily leapt from summer blockbuster to arthouse indies, and pretty much all of their choices have led to great results. If people see either of their names on a cast list, they're bound to take notice. Plus, they'll be able to sympathize with busy schedules and celebrate when the awards start rolling in.
3. They can learn from their characters
Both Loki and Scarlet Witch are masters of mind games, which is the exact quality that can be catastrophic in a relationship. Knowing how powerful manipulation can be, Olsen and Hiddleston will hopefully be aware of the traps most couples unconsciously set for each other and avoid them.
4. They're both endlessly positive
In a day and age when it seems like everyone's default mode is hypercritical and disparaging, it's refreshing to see a couple celebrities who are unabashedly proud of the movies they create and pop culture at large. Sure, Tom can get a bit self-deprecating, but that's only his humble side coming out. Their opinions are a breath of fresh air among constant snark.
5. Their relationship will inspire even more Scarlet Witch/Loki fanfic
I ship it, and the (mostly absurd) possibilities are endless. Don't let me down, Internet!