You don’t need to be a superhero to get the girl. The right girl will bring out the hero in you.
Wade Wilson / Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in the action comedy superhero Deadpool (2016). The wise-cracking eponymous character is hell-bent on finding the man who made him a superhero with drastic consequences.
Loki: I really don’t see what all the fuss is about. Odin: Do you not truly feel the gravity of your crimes? Wherever you go there is war, ruin and death! Loki: I went down to Midgard to rule the people of Earth as a benevolent God, just like you. Odin: We are not gods! We’re born, we live, we die, just as humans do. Loki: Give or take five thousand years.
Tom Hiddleston and Sir Anthony Hopkins in the superhero drama Thor: The Dark World (2013). Following on from Thor (2011), the film further explores the difficulty in being a ruler and the fraught sibling relationship with Loki and his bother Thor.
Darren Cross: All those years ago, you picked me. What did you see in me? Hank Pym: I saw myself. Darren Cross: Then why did you push me away? Hank Pym: Because I saw too much of myself.
Corey Stoll and Michael Douglas in the superhero action film Ant-Man (2015). Based on the comic book of the same name (with slight plot differences), it tells the story of a thief released from prison who becomes an unlikely superhero after struggling to hold down a job.
(narrating) In the world I lived in, heroes only existed in comic books. And I guess that’d be okay, if bad guys were make-believe too, but they’re not.
Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in the black comedy Kick Ass (2010). Based on a graphic novel, it tells of an ordinary teenager’s dream of becoming a real-life superhero and how he of forced to take on even more responsibility than even he imagined.