The fight sequences in "The Avengers" will be epic, FTW, or whatever your preferred nomenclature for high quality happens to be. But there will be quieter moments as well, showcasing the characterization that makes the Avengers themselves, and not just any cookie-cutter action heroes. That’s why we care, no?
In this clip presented to "The Graham Norton Show," we see Bruce Banner and the Black Widow interacting for the first time. The clip seems to set up Banner’s involvement in the movie (apart from being the Hulk), and why he’s recruited by Fury.
"He wants you to find it," the Black Widow says of an ominous "it," which could very well be the fabled Cosmic Cube. "It’s been taken. It emits a gamma signal that’s too weak for us to trace. There’s no one who knows gamma radiation like you do. If there was, that’s where I’d be."
"So Fury isn’t after the monster?" Banner asks skeptically.
"No," the Widow says, then adds a disclaimer: "Not that he’s told me."
A second later, she tells Banner that no one’s going to put him in a cage. He responds by slamming the table and yelling "Stop lying to me!" in a very Hulk-ish manner, prompting the Widow to pull out a gun and point it his way. (Not like bullets would do anything.) "I’m sorry, that was mean," Banner says in a not-so-apologetic way. "I just wanted to see what you’d do."
Testy! I’m sure they’ll have a little time to work out those chemistry issues before uniting against the common enemy, whoever he may be. "The Avengers" is out on May 4, so you’d better get started on that Iron Man costume.
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