Originally Posted by cronosred
I disagree, Thor and Jane's relationship was left with them trying to find their way back to each other so they could start something, there was nothing like that in Iron Man, Pepper and Tony were basically in the same place in their relationship from Iron Man 1 - Iron Man 2, IMO Pepper would be far more easily replaced. Now granted the relationship between Thor and Jane did happen quickly but it was nowhere near as bad as the relationship in Ang's Hulk where Betty and Bruce were already broken up and both had alot of issues, most of the time they didn't even feel like they wanted to be around each other.
Again...it's not about the raw story arc, and what each character did in the plot as much as how enjoyable as a couple they were. You just felt that you had to see more of Stark and Potts in the next story regardless of what happened...but Jane and THor was more 'meh', even if the story left it at 'will I see you again?'. Just not one of the better movie couples, even in the genre.
Put it this way...if she's back, then great...never bad to see Portman in anything. If she/character wasn't, they'd also be fine with a story that doesn't involve her. Potts, you would have actually missed.