Over a decade ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe unveiled the first superhero played by Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary Iron Man . Since that time, the franchise has churned out dozens of films, starring some of the world’s best-known actors and actresses.
As happens in the Marvel Universe of comics, the films and other media belonging to this franchise share the setting and some characters, as well as some elements of the plot that are the common thread between them.
This is considered to be one of the most important multimedia universes and one of the biggest commercial successes ever, and has served as an inspiration to other film and television studios in creating universes similar to that of the Avengers .
But if we know almost everything about these superheroes, are we sure we know the same about the actors who play the roles of these characters? Let’s discover together the talented actors behind Marvel’s superheroes and their romantic partners in real life:
1) Robert Downey Junior
Actor Robert Downey Jr. he played one of the most interesting roles of all time when he was cast as Iron Man . His character, Tony Stark , is a “playboy billionaire philanthropist” who builds and sells weapons. Surely without this character, Marvel’s stories wouldn’t be the same as we know them.
2) Robert Downey Jr. e Susan Levin
As great as their on-screen chemistry is, Robert Downey Jr. is not married to Gwyneth Paltrow aka Pepper Pots. In real life, the star and husband of Susan Levin . The couple met on the set of Gothica and got married in 2005. Susan, who was a producer on the film, actually turned down Robert’s romantic advances twice before finally relinquishing his enormous charm.
3) Mark Ruffalo
The Incredible Hulk is one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel universe and the role has been played by many great actors including, Edward Norton and most recently by Mark Ruffalo . The actor perfectly portrays the adorable scientist Bruce Banner whose alter ego is an out of control green-colored fighting machine over 2 meters tall.
4) Mark Ruffalo and Sunrise Coigney
Mark Ruffalo met his life partner in 1998 . Lucky is Sunrise Coigney , a French-American actress born in California. The couple married in 2000 and have three children: Keen who was born in 2001, followed by Bella Noche who arrived in 2005 and Odette in 2007.
5) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role of Doctor Strange who protects Earth from magical and mystical threats and, while he may not have super strength, controls space, time and matter. Also, Doctor Strange wasn’t born as a superhero yet. In fact, after his hands were destroyed in a car accident and unable to operate as a surgeon anymore, he headed to the other side of the world to seek a cure and ended up gaining superpowers.
6) Benedict Cumberbatch e Sophie Hunter
Benedict Cumberbatch, who skillfully played both Doctor Strange and Sherlock Holmes, and married since 2015 . His wife, Sophie Irene Hunter , and a theater director, playwright, former performer. The couple had two children together: Christopher Carlton and Hal Auden who were born in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
7) Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth plays the hugely popular character of Thor . Thor is the Norse god of thunder and is the owner of the enchanted hammer Mjolnir which allows him to control the time, fly and annihilate his enemies. This character was one of the first superheroes to join the Avengers and was introduced to his eponymous movie in 2011 and is certainly an invaluable member of the team.
8) Chris Hemsworth e Elsa Pataky
Hemsworth has been married to Spanish actress, model and producer Elsa Pataky since December 2010 . The couple, who have a daughter and twin children together, lived in Los Angeles but decided to return to Australia in 2015. If the name “Hemsworth” sounds familiar, it could be because his brother, Liam, recently married pop star Miley Cyrus.
9) Chris Evans
Chris Evans plays Captain America , the original Avenger. This character was born as a propaganda element during the Second World War, where he represented a free and democratic America opposing a Nazi Germany. Immediately it was a great success with the public. In fact, the first issue of the comic series sold nearly a million copies.
10) Chris Evans e Jenny Slate
The last girlfriend whose name we know is Jenny Slate. She and an American actress and comedian: the two were engaged in 2016, in February 2017 they had taken a little pause for reflection, but in October they were back together. Later in March, the New York Times announced to the world that the two had finally broken up.
11) Scarlett Johannson
Black Widow was the first super heroine to be introduced to the Avengers. She started out as a Russian spy, who was the enemy of Iron Man. Eventually, Natasha deserted to the United States and ended up becoming a key member of the group after joining the spy agency, SHIELD. fighting skills thanks to his extreme training as a spy.
12) Scarlett Johansson e Colin Jost
Scarlett has been married twice and has a son . The first time with Romain Dauriac , from 2014 to 2017, while the second time with Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011. Subsequently , the actress’s heart was busy with the co-host of Weekend Update and co-writer of Saturday Night Live , Colin Jost . The couple have known each other for ten years and had started dating at the end of 2017 but for a few months it seems there has been a breakup.
13) Dave Bautista
Drax, played by Dave Bautista and an incredibly popular Marvel character who first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy. This character is thirsty for revenge and wishes to eliminate Thanos, who killed his entire family. Despite his tragic past, Drax is one of the most hilarious characters in movies. He always says what he has in mind, even if it’s totally inappropriate.
14) Dave Bautista e Sarah Jade
Just like Drax, Dave Bautista is a romantic and has been married three times . His first marriage was in the early 1990s to a woman named Glenda . The couple had two daughters : Athena and Keilani. His second marriage to Angie started in 1998 and lasted 8 years. In 2015, Dave fell in love again and married Sarah Jade , a professional pole dancer. The couple have been married since 2015 and have not yet had any children together.
15) Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt is another fan-favorite actor and plays Peter Quill , who called himself the Star-Lord , in the Guardians of the Galaxy films . Star Lord has a human mother who died when he was young, a divine father and was kidnapped by alien pirates when he was a child. This character stealing valuable artifacts at high prices, meets Gamora and the rest of the superheroes who make up the Guardians of the Galaxy.
16) Chris Pratt e Katherine Schwarzenegger
Chris Pratt was married to Anna Faris from 2009 to 2018 and together they had a child but in 2017 they decided to divorce. Pratt later found love with author Katherine Schwarzenegger . After publicly announcing their engagement on Instagram with a sweet caption, fans await the star’s wedding. The father of the future bride and Arnold Schwarzenegger the famous Terminator .
17) Bradley Cooper
It goes without saying that the Guardians of the Galaxy would not have been the same without Rocket , the genetically modified and exuberant raccoon with a voice of the beautiful Bradley Cooper . This character is an excellent pilot and strategist, loves guns, has edgy humor, and has no problem when it comes to getting violent. Nonetheless, he is a staunch ally and best friend of the peaceful tree, Groot.
18) Bradley Cooper e Irina Shayk
Despite rumors that the chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga has gone beyond the screen, the star is actually romantically linked to Russian supermodel, Irina Shayk, with whom she had a daughter, Lea . Before dating Irina, Bradley Cooper was married to Jennifer Esposito for a year between 2006 and 2007. Despite being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, we don’t know much about who he dated for the 9 years that followed. .
19) Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana plays the role of Gamora who was adopted by Thanos, who decided to spare her after wiping out her entire race. She served Thanos for years and on a mission to retrieve one of the infinity stones she meets Star Lord. She is very strong and an excellent fighter. She ends up helping the Avengers defeat Thanos, despite her being her adoptive father.
20) Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
Zoe Saldana has had a long relationship with My Fashion Database actor and CEO , Keith Britton . The couple were engaged but in 2011 they decided to end their relationship. After breaking up with Keith, Zoe began dating Marco Perego . Marco is an Italian artist and the couple started dating in the spring of 2013 and got married in secret that same summer. From their union in 2014, twins were born , Bowie ad Cy, and in 2017 they had another child, Zen.
21) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston plays Loki who is the Norse god of evil, a very complex character full of contradictions. Loki was abandoned by his biological father at birth and later adopted by King Odin and raised as a prince of Asgard. In previous Marvel movies, Loki plays the villain and clashes with his stepbrother Thor but deep down, Loki has a good heart. Tom Hiddleston does a wonderful job portraying his complex and fascinating personality.
22) Tom Hiddleston e Elizabeth Olsen
As we said before, Tom is truly a charismatic character and he had managed to win Taylor Swift ‘s heart . Later it was rumored that he was having an affair with another mega-star: Elizabeth Olsen . The two met on the set of Infinity War , and in 2016 in the film I Saw the Light .
25) Tom Holland
The character of Spider-Man is one of the icons of Marvel and in the latest film he is played by Tom Holland . In fact, Stan Lee once admitted that, this superhero is his favorite character than him. Spider-Man has appeared in countless comics, cartoons, video games, books and films and several famous actors have taken on the role of Spider-Man icon including: Toby Macguire and Andrew Garfield.
26) Tom Holland e Zendaya Coleman
Tom Holland is still very young so he’s not married yet. There have been rumors recently that he is dating his Spiderman costar , Zendaya Coleman . Zendaya plays Michelle, Peter Parker’s romantic interest . The couple in real life have been friends for a long time but when asked about their relationship status they deny that they are dating.
27) Jeremy Renner
Hawkeye , played by Jeremy Renner , and one of the members of the Avengers . His name is Clinton Francis “Clint” Barton and is a former SHIELD Special Agent he has no superpowers, but is exceptionally skilled with the bow and arrow. At one point Barton leaves the group to devote himself to the family, although he decides to return again in the last episode.
28) Jeremy Renner and Sonni Pacheco
Jeremy Renner is an American with European origins. His ancestors are Germans, English, Scots, Swedes, Irish and even Panamanians. Between 2014 and 2015, Jeremy was married to Canadian model Sonni Pacheco with whom he had a daughter , Ava Berlin, who was born on March 28, 2013. Pacheco then decided to divorce Renner the same year he married. they are married, claiming that the couple had “irreconcilable differences”. Also, the gossip has recently gone crazy when the rumors have started to claim that between Jeremy and Lady Gaga there was some tender … We’ll see!
29) Pom Klementieff
Mantis was introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and her friendship with Drax is one of the funniest parts of the film. This character, played by Pom Klementieff, has the ability to perceive and change the feelings of others. Indeed, when she is introduced to the Guardians of the Galaxy , she reveals Star Lord’s romantic feelings for Gamora in front of the whole group. Pom Klementieff also played Mantis in Avengers: Infinity War .
30) Pom Klementieff and Chris Pratt
Pom Klementieff is a French actress of Canadian descent with Korean and French-Russian heritage. Chris Pratt posted a photo of both of them together in Sao Paulo commenting that he “met her”. The stars never talked about their alleged relationship but fans still have their suspicions. After all, the world is a big place and the odds of meeting in a city like this are very low.