Sexy Times, Assemble: Which Two ‘Avengers’ Are Hooking Up In The Sequel?

Hawkeye loses again.

Joss Whedon’s first “Avengers” film was light on romance, and heavy on team-bonding exercises. Based on new rumors, it sounds like the sequel will be heavy on both.

Earlier this week, Latino Review ran a report chronicling the first twenty minutes of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the upcoming Marvel Studios super-sequel hitting theaters next May. According to the report (which you should take with a grain of salt for now, while still keeping in mind Latino Review’s strong track record in the Marvel scoop game), two of Earth’s mightiest heroes have the hots for one another.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.

No, it’s not Hulk and Iron Man, unfortunately. The Science Bros. are keeping their relationship platonic. But if that was your guess, you’re half right — according to Latino Review, Bruce Banner is crushing on…

…Black Widow.

According to the report, there’s a victory celebration at Avengers Tower early on in the film, and it’s there that we “discover that Banner and Black Widow kinda have a thing for each other. Banner is afraid to consummate anything with her for fear of hulking out and hurting her.”

“Banner and Black Widow are definitely into each other,” the report continues. “Very ‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’ stuff. Very Joss Whedon.”

It’s exciting news for the shipping community, but sad news for Hawkeye fans; once again, Clint Barton is left on the sidelines while mightier heroes get meatier story lines.

The Hulk/Widow romance isn’t the only news worth noting. During the party scene (which also features Don Cheadle’s James “Rhodey” Rhodes, apparently), we learn that Thor and Jane Foster are no longer an item; she’s now dating Richard, Chris O’Dowd’s character from “Thor: The Dark World.”

“Supposedly, he is ok with it,” according to the report. “He’s fine. Supposedly.”

Maybe Hawkeye and Thor can find comfort in each other’s arms.

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

What do you think of the latest “Avengers” rumors?

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