Leaked plot details hint at superhero romance in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Nov 17, 2014, 4:38 PM EST (Updated)

Though it’s unconfirmed at this point, some major new intel has leaked out in regard to Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron — and it sounds like love might just be in the air.

Potential spoilers ahead for Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Frequent scoopmeisters Latino Review have dropped a few bombshells that were allegedly taken from the script of the upcoming Avengers sequel, indicating that Whedon plans to dip into his bag of quirky romance tricks to mix things up for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Though some fans might’ve expected Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to potentially hook up with Captain America (Chris Evans) after their bonding time in Winter Soldier, this report states that Black Widow and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) “have a thing for each other.” But Banner is afraid to get too close for fear he’ll Hulk out and hurt her. Apparently it has a “very Buffy and Angel” vibe, which sounds ... intriguing.

But that’s not all! Apparently Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane (Natalie Portman) are also on the outs, with Jane dating another guy at this point. The mighty Asgardian is a bit mopey but mostly OK about the whole deal, or so they say. 

Oh, the report also notes that the film will open with the team fighting leftover HYDRA forces at Baron Von Strucker’s outpost glimpsed at the end of Winter Soldier, which is where newcomers Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) are introduced. Von Strucker has apparently gained control of Loki’s old staff, as well as some Chitauri weapons, so the Avengers are sent in to clean house.

Again, take all of this with a grain of salt at the moment, but most of these alleged details are certainly plausible. Plus, the source does have a solid record of breaking Marvel scoops, so there’s that to consider.

What do you think? If these leaks are true, do you like the direction Whedon is taking things?

(Via Latino Review)