Geek fantasy realized: Is Superman dating Wonder Woman?

Jan 15, 2013 at 11:36 a.m. ET

It's every nerd's dream come true: Superman and Wonder Woman (appear to be) dating.

Henry Cavill and Gina Carano dating?

It looks like Superman and Wonder Woman might be hooking up. The new face of Superman, Henry Cavill showed up to Thursday's Critics' Choice Awards with another superhero on his arm: Gina Carano, the rumored Wonder Woman.

This isn't the first time Carano and Cavill have shared gossip headlines. Rumors had already been circulating that the two might be dating and many think their arrival together is proof.

They've also shared headlines as movie and Superman fans tried to figure out if Carano's Wonder Woman would be making a guest appearance in the upcoming Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill as the bird/plane.

Unless you watched Showtime's The Tudors or are obsessively waiting for the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, the name Henry Cavill may not mean much to you — yet. It's only a matter of time, though.

Nerds everywhere were furious when Cavill was named to be the next Superman. Superman is supposed to be American and Cavill is very much an English gent. However, he is one lovely specimen and, as you may have been able to tell from the picture, will make a very female-friendly Superman.

Meanwhile, we can't imagine anyone have beef with the idea of Carano as Wonder Woman. The tall and beautiful former American Gladiator (her Gladiator name was Crush) looks every bit the part of an Amazonian heroine.

To get a better idea of her acting skills, you can find Carano in the movie Haywire, which landed her the Critics' Choice nomination for Best Actress in an Action Movie. (Jennifer Lawrence won the category.)

There you have it: While neither are a household name just yet, we think the pairing is bound to take homes and box offices by storm. It's just a matter of time. Man of Steel hits theaters in June.

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