So, Bruce/Hulk has two love interests in the MCU, Betty Ross and Black Widow. But which one would you like them to focus on in future films?
Which love interest do you want them to focus on in future Hulk stories?
Honestly, neither. I seems to me that when Bruce left Betty, it was more of a permanent kind of choice. He wants her to be able to have a normal life, not surrounded by his own personal problems of being hunted or fighting against heroes when he loses control. I wasn't that big a fan of Nat/Bruce but while it didn't really bother me, I just don't see that being a thing further down the line. I would love to have one of the love interests of Bruce who actually more or less fell in love with the Hulk instead of Bruce be the next main squeeze but I don't see that happening unless they do a thing where after the Infinity War movies, Hulk gets launched into space and lands on Sakaar or something.
Why not have a new one, as they've done many times before? The Hulk story was made for tragic love and while Betty provided that originally, I think she's more interesting as a character with Bruce Banner in her past.
As for Black Widow, I really feel like that was a contrivance in the films because she was the only female character on the "official" Avengers team for both movies and someone somewhere decided they needed a man/woman love story for the second one. You need to build a character for them to have a love story, and Age of Ultron didn't spend enough time on Scarlet Witch to use her that way. Personally, I would have picked Maria Hill if we absolutely needed a woman in the team movie to hook up with one of the men (which I don't think we really did need, judging by the first Avengers movie). Hill was more promising as a love story, in my opinion, because of her half-in, half-out status as a S.H.I.E.L.D. vet, and also because of the way the film series transitioned her from the Avengers' boss to an underground ally, which is a good set-up for a love story with someone on the team, even someone with whom she's never had much interaction before. Imagine if, for some reason, Maria Hill had been the only one who could get the Hulk to calm down. Cobie Smulders could do great with that and they could use the "lullaby" scene to ease Hill into a bigger role in the second movie.
Then again, if I were on Marvel's editorial board, I would say: make the comics like the movies, and come up with some reason The Hulk and Black Widow end up together, then break it off as in the end of Avengers 2. But Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Studios have enough autonomy from each other that this might not happen, and people who read Avengers comics are likely to take differences from the movies in stride, while most people who see the movies will never know or care about the comics.
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