There has been an abundant amount of speculation regarding a romantic relationship between Hawkeye and [Black Widow](movie:1070824). In fact, there has been some Easter Eggs dropping hints at these two hooking up! However, it seems that Marvel may have thrown us a bit of curve ball. So let’s find out what that curve ball is!
So in Marvel’s Avengers we see Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow being interrogated in a warehouse/plaza by some military looking guys when they receive a phone call from Agent Coulson calling Natasha in. Natasha is totally reluctant to be called in from an interrogation that was going ever so successfully, until... Agent Coulson informs her that Clint Barton (Hawkeye) was compromised. At that moment we got an instant sense of urgency as Natasha kicked the crap out of the three guys that had her tied down to the chair – you know the jest.
Throughout the rest of Marvel’s Avengers, we kind of had that feeling that Natasha’s primary objective was to rescue Clint. If you’ve seen the movie, you know exactly what I’m talking about. The interrogation with Loki, the conversations with Clint after she knocked some sense back into him, the little whisper talk and grins before Thor took Loki back to Asgard etc. Needless to say, we seen an obvious love story unfolding here.
So in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973), we see Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers team up to take down Hydra. Even though Clint Barton is no were to be seen throughout the whole film, we are reminded that Natasha holds him near to her heart. She is seen sporting this trendy arrow necklace. It didn’t take much for us to make the connection between the necklace and Hawkeye.
So Where’s the Curve Ball?
The curve ball you ask? Well, it’s peppered all throughout the new trailers for [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035)! Let’s take a closer look.
Could Maria Hill be Hawkeye’s new girlfriend?
They look pretty snuggled up in this scene! and this one...
So it looks like these two could possibly be a thing, pushing the Black Widow - Hawkeye romance to the way side. Also there is this one particular moment that Natasha has with the Hulk that may solidify this possibility..
Added Note: 11/30/2014
I did notice that Maria Hill is wearing a brown leather jacket in the scene I mention above. It seems that some people are very passionate about this being Steve Rogers iconic brown leather jacket - but I hate to be the bringer or bad news. It's not, well, unless Steve Rogers got a new jacket... The image below kind of speaks for itself, but you will notice that the wrist bands on the jacket are different and the jacket that Maria is wearing in the Age of Ultron trailer is lacking the shoulder straps.