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It’s been a little over a month since Avengers: Endgame hit theaters. Fans are finally on the road to recovery, even though all those major character deaths still may sting. Then Jeremy Renner has to post sentimental pictures such as this one and get us all emotional once more.
Check out the Hawkeye actor’s latest reminder of Endgame’s MCU culmination below:
I’m not crying, you’re crying! The Instagram picture has Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner sweetly holding hands on set during their big scene together that ends tragically for Black Widow. Renner refers to ScarJo as the “goddess” that she is with this behind-the-scenes image of their scene on Vormir.
In Avengers: Endgame, the dynamic duo team up once again to retrieve the Soul Stone, with the cost unknown to them. Once Red Skull explains that one of them will have to sacrifice their life in order to complete their mission, the two compete to keep the other alive. Black Widow ends up with the short stick when she falls off the cliff and shares the same fate as Gamora did in Infinity War.
Jeremy Renner previously addressed the scene on social media, admitting it was a difficult day to film but one of the best. The pair actually shot another version of the scene on Vormir that would have had Hawkeye and Black Widow fighting off Thanos’ soldiers together before Scarlett Johansson goes for the cliff. Instead of Endgame including a final battle alongside each other, it was cut down, likely due to the movie’s pacing.
The scene certainly is one fans have debated since Johansson’s Black Widow is finally getting a standalone movie in Phase Four. Perhaps it’s a prequel? Some think that when Captain America goes back to Vormir at the end of Endgame to return the Soul Stone, Black Widow may also be resurrected.
The Endgame writers called the trade an “everlasting exchange,” so Black Widow’s technical future could be bleak. The Black Widow movie has already cast a few stars for the flick including Stranger Things’ David Harbour and Fighting For My Family’s Florence Pugh, and is rumored to begin filming in June, so the film will likely be one of Phase Four’s early entries.
Additionally, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye will be explored on an original series for the new streaming service Disney+. It is reportedly set after Endgame and will follow Clint Barton training Kate Bishop to be the new Hawkeye.
Even though the characters will still live on in these upcoming projects, their time on Vormir in the scene pictured above could potentially be the last time Black Widow and Hawkeye share the screen. At least they’ll always have Budapest!
Keep checking back with us for more news on the future of the MCU as they are revealed!