The Black Widow kicking romance up a notch with the Hulk in Age of Ultron is not something I expected. In fact, I listed their incipient tête-à-tête as one of the most shocking moments of the sequel.
But there’s more to the Black Widow than meets the eye. Becoming the duty Hulk whisperer of the team is just one – ginormous, for that matter – ability to complement her set of skills.
Now, remember the party scene in which the members of the team try to pick up Thor’s hammer? Yeah, Natasha Romanoff refuses to take up the challenge.
Do you wonder why? I do! And here’s my theory! Also, check out the scene!
The Black Widow is worthy: something to be yet revealed
When invited by Banner to lift the hammer, she says “that’s not a question I need answered”. Why? Is she convinced she’s not worthy?
Is she convinced that if her fellow Avengers didn’t manage to lift Mojolnir she won’t be able either? Could that be the reason why she doesn’t pick up the gauntlet? Maybe she already knows she can?
Joss Whedon is known for his geeky Easter Eggs. And I am convinced this is something like an Easter Egg that could set a most stellar story in any of the upcoming Marvel flicks.
Keep in mind the Black Widow is one of the characters who, in the comics lore, wields Mjolnir. In What If: Age of Ultron #3 issued in 2014, she does exactly that.
The short synopsis offered by Marvel here reads like this: