The makers of Avengers: Endgame recently revealed the love scene between Hawkeye and Black Widow. In the film, the two characters had a platonic relationship.
This scene, that was previously deleted, was filmed before Black Widow’s sacrifice on Vormir.
What was the scene?
Stephen McFeely, the Co-writer of the film, was quoted saying that there was a scene, now deleted, between Clint Barton and Natasha while they were en route to Vormir.
They leave Morag and have a long conversation while their jet, called the Quinjet, is left on autopilot.
Why was the scene deleted?
According to the makers, the scene was important to remind the audience that these two characters loved each other.
Additionally, this was also important to set the tone of what was to happen on Vormir.
The film needed this relationship so that the Soul Stone would get received. But eventually, they decided on removing the scene because, throughout all the other Avengers films, it has been very well established that Hawkeye and Black Widow do love each other.
And since both Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson are great actors, they can portray the love in two lines instead of a whole scene.
Alternate versions of the scene:
As a matter of fact, the writers of the film had earlier thought of a version wherein Hawkeye was a family man and killed himself on Vormir.
This would allow the Avengers to claim the final Infinity Stone that was required to reverse Thanos’ snap.
But, this version would have disappointed a lot of fans.
And while Hawkeye was taking the hit for Black Widow, it would become a tad bit melodramatic for him to die and still not get back his family.
What was the role that Black Widow played?
Therefore, it was decided that it would be best for Black Widow to completely remove the red from her ledger while showing the signs of selflessness.
In this way, her journey had come to an end, especially if she could get the Avengers back by doing so.
Additionally, since Black Widow comes from a background that was not only abusive and terrible but also controlled her mind.
And when she gets to Vormir, she finally gets a chance to get the family back. This was one of the only things that she would trade anything for, and so she did.