Over the 10 plus years that Marvel has been creating movies that belong to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there have been a lot of different romantic relationships. Though romance isn’t the focus of these movies, many of the characters have had romantic side plots. Fans have loved some of these pairs and generally hated some of the others. There are also many ships that haven’t happened onscreen that fans want to see. Going into Avengers: Endgame, there are a lot of characters and a lot of romances that could be explored further in this movie.
Here are 10 romantic relationships that Avengers: Endgame is most likely to focus on.
10 WANDA MAXIMOFF AND VISION
Although both of these characters died at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s a good chance that all of the dusted characters will be in the movie in one way or another. This pairing is likely to at least get a small scene or two if the dusted characters are in the soul stone and that is shown. Plus, the Wanda/Vision pairing is highly likely to be featured more because the two are getting their own television series in Disney+, so fans definitely haven’t seen the last of this pairing.
9 NATASHA ROMANOFF AND BRUCE BANNER
This is a pairing that was established quite heavily in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it’s not as likely to exist as some of the other pairings on this list. The MCU has gone away from showing the two together and is clearly trying to distance themselves from this former pairing. Fans didn’t really love these two together, so it’s pretty unlikely this ship will endure in the MCU. However, the two are alive and part of the Avengers, so there could still be a slim chance.
8 RHODEY AND CAROL DANVERS
This pairing hasn’t been explored at all in the movies, which makes sense as Captain Marvel has only had her one movie so far. However, the pairing does exist in the comics, so it could be an option for the future.
Most likely, the MCU won’t go this route since there is an age difference here. Also, some fans would prefer to see Carol with her best friend Maria Rambeau. Or, it might be best if Captain Marvel doesn’t get a love interest at all. However, if the MCU follows the comics, Rhodey and Carol could be an option.
7 STEVE ROGERS AND SHARON CARTER
This pairing is one that didn’t sit well with a lot of fans because it’s just sort of weird. While in the comics Captain America and Agent 13 are definitely a thing, the romance in the MCU just felt forced and underdeveloped. Also, fans were a bit surprised by Steve and Sharon kissing right after Peggy’s funeral, given that Sharon is Peggy’s niece and Peggy was Steve’s love interest before he went into the ice.
Many fans were also upset that Sharon became a love interest when Steve had a much stronger connection to Bucky Barnes, a popular fan pairing. While Sharon and Steve could be developed more in the MCU, it doesn’t seem super likely at this point.
6 NATASHA ROMANOFF AND CLINT BARTON
This ship is one that a lot of fans have wanted to see in the MCU for a while. People were surprised when Black Widow and Hulk were paired together given that Hawkeye and Widow have an off and on again relationship in the comics. While this pairing might just be friends again in Endgame, there is still somewhat of a possibility for romance. Trailers have shown the two of them interacting, and, if multiple timelines are involved, it’s not off the table.
5 STEVE ROGERS AND PEGGY CARTER
This relationship is more likely to come into play again in Endgame than Steve and Sharon. Some of the promo materials have featured Peggy and Steve scenes, and we even see Steve with the locket with Peggy’s picture in one of the trailers.
It’s hard to know how this will play out given that Peggy lived a full life and is now dead. Although, time travel could also play a role here. While the pairing is quite adorable, it does seem a bit odd to try and put the two together by creating a different timeline, but it could happen.
4 PETER QUILL AND GAMORA
Peter Quill and Gamora were featured pretty heavily in Avengers: Infinity War, so it makes a lot of sense that this relationship will be addressed again in Endgame. While Gamora died before the Thanos snap and Quill was snapped, these two characters are likely not done in the MCU. It seems likely that Marvel will give their relationship some sort of resolution or dramatic moment.
3 CAPTAIN MARVEL AND VALKYRIE
This relationship hasn’t existed in the MCU, but it’s one that many fans would like to see. Also, Brie Larson and Tessa Thompson seem to support the pairing as they have been tweeting fan art of the ship at each other on Twitter.
There are a lot of fans that are frustrated that there are no LGBTQIA2 romances so far in major MCU movies. This is definitely an area where Marvel needs to get with the times. So, while these two aren’t really likely to get together in the movies, it would be something many fans would enjoy.
2 SCOTT LANG AND HOPE VAN DYNE
Ant-Man and The Wasp make a dynamic duo, and the two even had their own movie together as co-leads. Even though Hope didn’t survive the Thanos snap, these two likely will get some sort of reunion. Ant-Man is one of the heroes who is still alive and will be helping the Avengers, and he will likely be doing everything he can to get Hope and her parents back. Hopefully, these two will end up with a happy ending.
1 TONY STARK AND PEPPER POTTS
These two seem one of the most likely pairings to get some major screen time in Endgame. It’s been confirmed that Pepper is alive and that the two will see each other again if the footage from the trailers is to be believed. If this is Tony Stark’s last movie in the MCU, Marvel is likely going to complete his story and arc, and this will almost for sure include his relationship with Pepper.