Joe Russo: A lovely scene between these two, really highlights the platonic nature of their relationship but with real, deep - I think there’s actual love there that’s like a brother and a sister.
Steve McFeely: They’ve also changed each other. She’s blown all her covers in large part because Steve has shown her that maybe you shouldn’t live such a morally murky life. She’s trying to push him towards Emily VanCamp.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray Audio Commentary
“Natasha is a huge part of the sequel because you do want to concentrate on the people who don’t have their own franchises. Although she’s in ‘Cap 2’, [and] she’s great. She was the most fun for me because she’s not a hero, you know, and it’s something that I read - and I feel bad that I can’t remember who wrote the book - but it’s in one of the books explaining, ‘Those guys are heroes, you are a spy. It’s a different thing - it’s a different skill set - and you don’t have any of their moral high ground or ay of that good stuff.’ And that just makes her so interesting to me. So yeah, the stuff I’ve got going on with her in the second one is killer.” - Joss Whedon on plans for Black Widow in Avengers: Age Of Ultron
AU: When The Winter Soldier is sent on a mission in Iran, he shockingly spares the life of the young woman accompanying his target. Natasha finds herself intrigued by the legendary assassin; not much is known about The Winter Soldier, except for one thing - he never misses. Her questions only increase when she becomes haunted by the man - every mission, he’s there. Wanting answers, the Black Widow decides to hunt him down, and find out what makes her so different to everybody else in his eyes. But truth be told, he’s not quite sure himself.
Every time I see this, it makes me happy.
Hemsworth looks like he got his ass kicked multiple times while Evans just laughed at him the entire time