I remember the male leads playing pretty significant roles in Elektra
. I certainly remember Will Yun Lee and Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa as the main antagonists in Elektra
, and I remember Benjamin Bratt as the male lead/love interest in Catwoman
. I definitely remember Elektra's love interest playing a significant role in the film, though I don't remember the actor's name. I don't remember any of their character names, no, but then, I don't remember most of the female character names from those films either, beyond those of their respective title characters.
Oh, wait, yes, I remember Terence Stamp as Elektra's mentor Stick. Kneel before Stick!
So I don't think the "male/female dynamic" suggestion above holds up.