"Marvel’s Black Panther (aka T’Challa) and X-Men’s Storm (aka Ororo Munroe) had been married since 2006. They wed in Black Panther #18
and had remained the only black married couple in the Marvel Universe. Until 2012. In an issue of Avengers vs. X-Men, Black Panther dumps Storm in the coldest, most public way possible: during a battle she showed up (too late for his liking) to help him fight: Their marriage lasted six years and one month. In real time. That’s like four months of comic book time. Some argued that it was rushed and “unearned,” since there wasn’t any real courtship and it seemed that they were just being thrown together because both were high-profile black characters. If their relationship has been a point of contention with readers, that’s nothing compared to inside the pages of comics. In an issue that featured the couple as married, Black Panther assaulted Storm in a fight scene. (*They were actually assaulting each other. During Avengers vs. X-Men, the two were torn between the overall fight of their respective teams. In AVX: VS #5
the two fight and Panther shuts down her mutant powers. They then part, with their marriage annulled. He doesn’t specifically knock her out, but come on, as good a hand-to-hand fighter Storm is, once Panther eliminated her powers, he had won the fight and she knew it (she was more pissed off at the fact that he had contingency plans in place for her).*) Black Panther and Storm’s marriage was not without its supporters. “They couldn’t handle it that THE hottest & most powerful Black woman in the comic book world actually married a brotha.” But it would appear that there might be an off-page political reason for the sudden annulment.
For more than a year, Marvel Studios had been hinting at a possible Black Panther film. While Marvel Studios owns the rights to the character, Storm remains the property of 20th Century Fox. If the film goes forward, the Black Panther’s marriage to Storm couldn’t be featured. While this is positive news for Black Panther fans, it sucks for supporters of the T’Challa/Storm pairing and those who would’ve loved to have seen Storm recast and rebooted." #blackpantherandstorm