Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, as you all should definitely know by now, is only three months from being displayed to our craving eyeballs. If you ask me, that's a little long to wait to figure out what the plot line is - and that's what I'm here for. Your personal spoiler for all things superhero - and I'm about to do it again.
It's been rumored (even by Marvel themselves) that the big guy and the Russian assassin are to hook up in the well-anticipated sequel to Avengers Assemble. So it's possible that we can expect to see the greenest body builder alive and most dangerous redhead ever blossom into a somewhat troublesome relationship.
Back in June, the first 15-20 minutes of the cinematic event were supposedly leaked onto the web - including that Avengers table party scene we've seen in the extended trailer number one. That very scene allegedly contains hints towards a Romanhoff/Banner relationship, in which it is depicted that they are both quite obviously into each other.
However, inevitable complications taken into account, it is also meant to be shown to us that Bruce is scared to become intimate with the Black Widow, as, being the type of person he is, he doesn't want to hurt her... physically or emotionally.
Mark Ruffalo, the actor who plays the big guy (quite amazingly, I might add,) was interviewed and gave this statement:
[Looks to Disney representative] Did you tell them that? Okay, I’ll play. I’ll play along. Yeah, yeah. There’s a really important relationship between... [Laughs] I was just happy that I was in the movie at all! And any scenes that I got to be with her were... a big bonus.
And that can mean a lot in terms of super-top-secret superhero films. That could be taken by many as pretty much confirmation. And who's to blame them? It pretty much is.
Below I attach the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron trailer number two for those who have not seen it yet.
Oh, and what I mean by "those who have not seen it yet" is "those who have not yet lived."
In this advert we are treated to two essential scenes:
Two pretty big hints towards not only a relationship between Bruce and Natasha... but one between the Hulk and Natasha. And this, with the upcoming Civil War movie (in which, put simply, superheroes fight each other) has a lot of interesting implications. We know Bruce and Tony share a strong bromance - but what about if Natasha (who I most definitely reckon will truly side with Cap in Civil War - if you want to check my definitive team guide for that film, check my profile) and the Hulk share a romance.
Anyhow, that's a topic of conversation for a later date.
We also can't forget about Hawkeye in this (poor old Hawkeye.) He was initially painted as Agent Romanhoff's first love interest - and since then she's kissed Cap and held hands with the Hulk. Way to go to be loyal, Tasha. Perhaps if she does indeed hook up with Banner, we'll see an element of jealousy introduced into the Avengers' archer, which again could stand for something in [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409).
And of course, we must cast our thoughts to Mr Stark (wow, the implications of this possible relationship have a lot of side effects, huh?) We are savvy in the fact that Tony and Bruce, by the time Age of Ultron comes around, will physically be living together - so I wouldn't be surprised if the man of iron got a little jealous his best friend had found someone else. Perhaps an ulterior motive for breaking out the Hulkbuster armor, huh? (Jokes.... ;) )
We also know being a huge green monster can be a lonely life - I mean, look at how Shrek started out. Similarly to how being a mega-dangerous assassin can be a solitary road; all we need to do is turn to Bucky Barnes.
So could that introduce a subconscious level of desperation into their love-lives? If so, I reckon we'll see another happy ending at the end of [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035). I sure know that if I were either of those two, I'd need someone special in my life to keep me going. I don't personally think I'd do too well against Ultron alone...
And taking that all into account - what do you guys think? Are we set to see the biggest kind of trouble in paradise in upcoming Marvel films? Or are we going to see something entirely different? Have your say in the comments - or take the poll!