Hawkeye (2012) #6
Avengers’ New Groove Masterpost.
oh it’s not the masterpost… not yET:
LOL BEST POST EVER
Your ending’s arrived
The ring on your hand is mine tonight.
Thank you, Natasha
This is goodbye
Let me just smile and say
It’s raining out tonight.
- Tony: Go left. Let's be honest here, you probably don't know what way that is.
- Steve: Left, Soldier! Do it for your country!
- Clint: Does this bow make me look fat? Oh, you missed your turn? Too bad, how do I look?
- Natasha: If you know what's good for you, you'll go the right way.
- Bruce: Right! No, it's actually left. I'm sorry, that was mean.
- Thor: LISTEN TO ME, MIDGARDIAN. YOU WILL GO FORTH WHICHEVER WAY PLEASES YOU.
- Loki: Ehehehe, I made you miss your turn. LOKI'D!
- Nick: GO LEFT, MOTHERFUCKER.
(I’m talking strictly from a movie verse POV here)
Because the cast has a ridonculous amount of chemistry.
Avengers was a movie that shouldn’t have worked so well. There were too many main characters, too many backstories and motives to fit into one 2 and a half hour long movie. The cast - all of them are Hollywood’s biggest names. Robert Downey Jr carries two of the most successful franchises on his belt, one of them being the movie that started it all. Chris Evans - everybody fell in love with Johnny in Fantastic Four, and then he went on to be one of the most iconic characters, Captain America. Mark Ruffalo, an indie movie darling. Chris Hemsworth, a newcomer to the game until Thor, and is now starring in big movies. Scarlett Johansson, constantly has a position on the top 100 females of the world, and is always able to captivate her audience with her characters. Jeremy Renner, nominated for an Oscar for a movie that beat the highest grossing movie of all time. Tom Hiddleston, again a newcomer to the Hollywood game but has since been getting more and more roles, and has a huge following since Thor because of his ridiculously good acting chops.
With that cast, so many famous faces - the chemistry should’ve been a disaster. How could you juggle all of these people, write their characters so that their relationship doesn’t feel forced?
And yet, Joss Whedon was able to do it. He created a script where each character had at least one interaction with one another. Let’s use Steve here as an example. They showed Captain America being the leader and having a little scene with everyone. Steve, a big, strong, warhero - but one of the most kindhearted, undiscriminative characters ever. When Bruce was ready to caution himself away from the man right after they met, the good Captain simply doesn’t care - because he knows what it’s like to be shunned. When Barton was questioning himself after inadvertently causing the death of many, many agents - Steve looked past that and told him to suit up. He fought a battlefield on the ground level with Natasha, the first woman he’s seen to give her everything in a war, something she wasn’t trained for. When he fell, Thor was the comrade who picked him up and encouraged him to keep fighting. And, quite possibly, the most important relationship of the movie - the one with Tony Stark. They hated one another at the beginning. Tony was everything he wasn’t - loud, obnoxious, narcissistic… almost like those bullies he fought throughout the 30’s. BUT. They worked. Throughout the movie, you see how they got past their differences. Examine their dialogue closely - there was no respect in the beginning. But at the end, the handshake says it all, really.
I think one of the most powerful scenes in the movie that really showed the chemistry between the Avengers was at the war. Constant continuous shots, showing the Avengers fighting together, helping one another. And then, at the end of the movie, them all coming together. They’re a team now, and even the non-team player of the movie recognizes this - Tony Stark, the man you know doesn’t have many friends or people he can trust especially after Obie - reconstructs Stark tower. Builds them each a floor, lets them call his tower their home.
And that’s why I ship everyone and anyone together in this ridiculous universe. Each character has so much potential, chemistry and history you can play with. So many interpretations and interactions, that you can’t help but ship them once someone throws a pairing out there. You can write a fic about how Tony started calling Clint Legolas. How Coulson was the handler for Clint and Nat, how they were affected by his ‘death’. The adventures of Bruce and Tony being Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman in their science lab. How Steve needs to talk to Tony about his past because he was the connection to one of his friends. Why Maria Hill was so damn loyal to Nick Fury that she would threaten the World Security Council to keep her boss in his job.
There’s just so many possibilities, that leads to fantastic fanfiction, fanart, headcanons…
And that’s why I’m a proud multishipper, because this movie and the fandoms collective imagination makes it possible.
Bird!Clint will never not be funny
The top picture omg
is that even comfortable?
Clint Barton is my spirit animal.
Why do I make comics out of every idea I have right now?
Anyway, I felt that Bruce was always left out a little and needed a hug