With the huge success of Black Panther this year, we’ll take a look at how a romance could change the landscape of the Marvel Universe. For fans not in the know, Black Panther and Storm were married in the comics. While the marriage didn’t last long due to their strong-willed personalities, pairing them together in the movie world would be huge moving forward.
While most of us are still in awe over the Black Panther movie, many fans are calling for Storm to make an appearance. But due to contracts, legal issues, and the introduction to the story, there was no need. However, moving forward, Marvel would be wise to at least think about adding the leader of the X-Men. Storm cannot make an appearance until the merger goes through. But when it happens, Marvel would be wise to not only let the marriage take place but to make it work longer than it did in the comics.
Take a look at a few of the other romances that have taken place throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain America and Peggy never made it farther than a mention of a date. By the time they met up again, Peggy was on her deathbed. Thor and Jane tried but eventually, their romance fizzled out. Black Widow has a thing for Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk but Hulk can’t be in a relationship. Then we have the love triangle between Spider-Man, Mary Jane, and Gwen Stacy.
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There is also the very mysterious relationship between Ironman and Pepper. While they were present in Spider-Man: Homecoming, there’s no telling if Pepper will vanish again for three to four movies like she has in the past. What sets these relationships apart is the fact that most are with one hero and the other with no superpowers to boot. This is where Black Panther and Storm could really usher in the new era of heroes.
As always, this is not the comics but the movie world where rules can be slightly altered in a way to fit fans’ wildest dreams. A marriage that didn’t last could be made to go the distance just for viewers. This is the one area where Marvel has lacked that knockout punch. Pairing Storm with Black Panther could lead Marvel into the future with great hope.