The Avengers (2012) Poster


Scarlett Johansson: Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow



  • Steve Rogers : Thor, what's his play?

    Thor : He has an army, called the Chitauri. They're not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.

    Steve Rogers : An army. From outer space.

    Bruce Banner : So he's building another portal. That's what he needs Erik Selvig for.

    Thor : Selvig?

    Bruce Banner : He's an astrophysicist.

    Thor : He's a friend.

    Natasha Romanoff : Loki has them under some kind of spell. Along with one of ours.

    Steve Rogers : I wanna know why Loki let us take him. He's not leading an army from here.

    Bruce Banner : I don't think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy's brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.

    Thor : Have a care how you speak! Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard and he is my brother!

    Natasha Romanoff : He killed eighty people in two days.

    Thor : He's adopted.

  • Natasha Romanoff : [watching the aliens come toward them]  This is just like Budapest all over again.

    Clint Barton : You and I remember Budapest very differently.

  • [Captain America puts on a parachute to go follow after Thor, Loki and Iron Man] 

    Natasha Romanoff : I'd sit this one out, Cap.

    Steve Rogers : I don't see how I can.

    Natasha Romanoff : These guys come from legend. They're basically gods.

    Steve Rogers : There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that.

    [Captain America leaps out of the Quinjet] 

  • Natasha Romanoff : [all arguing in the lab]  Are you really that dense? S.H.I.E.L.D. monitors potential threats.

    Bruce Banner : Captain America is on threat watch?

    Natasha Romanoff : We ALL are!

    Tony Stark : [to Rogers]  You're on that list? Are you above or below angry bees?

    Steve Rogers : I swear, Stark, one more wisecrack out of you...

    Tony Stark : Verbal threat! Threatening! I'm being threatened!

  • Natasha Romanoff : I want to know what you've done to Agent Barton.

    Loki : I would say I've expanded his mind.

    Natasha Romanoff : And once you've won, once you're king of the mountain, what happens to his mind?

    Loki : Oh. Is this love, Agent Romanoff?

    Natasha Romanoff : Love is for children. I owe him a debt.

    Loki : Tell me.

    Natasha Romanoff : Before I worked for SHIELD, I, uh... Well, I made a name for myself. I have a very specific skill set. I didn't care who I used it for, or on. I got on SHIELD's radar in a bad way. Agent Barton was sent to kill me. He made a different call.

    Loki : And what will you do if I vow to spare him?

    Natasha Romanoff : Not let you out.

    Loki : [smiles]  No, but I like this. Your world in the balance, and you bargain for one man.

    Natasha Romanoff : Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that, I'm Russian... or was.

    Loki : And what are you now?

    Natasha Romanoff : It's really not that complicated. I've got red in my ledger, I'd like to wipe it out.

    Loki : Can you? Can you wipe out that much red? Dreykov's daughter, Sao Paulo, the hospital fire?

    [Natasha's calm demeanor starts to break] 

    Loki : Barton told me everything. Your ledger is dripping, it's GUSHING red, and you think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything? This is the basest sentimentality. This is a child at prayer... PATHETIC! You lie and kill in the service of liars and killers. You pretend to be separate, to have your own code. Something that makes up for the horrors. But they are a part of you, and they will never go away!... I won't touch Barton. Not until I make him kill you!

    [Natasha's eyes start to bulge as her face turns fearful] 

    Loki : [snarling]  Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear! And then he'll wake just long enough to see his good work, and when he screams, I'll split his skull! This is MY bargain, you mewling quim!

    [Natasha turns and takes several steps away] 

    Natasha Romanoff : [starts to cry]  You're a monster!

    Loki : [laughing]  Oh no, you brought the monster.

    Natasha Romanoff : [quickly dropping her facade]  So, Banner... that's your play.

    Loki : ...What?

    Natasha Romanoff : [on the intercom]  Loki means to unleash the Hulk. Keep Banner in the lab, I'm on my way. Send Thor as well.

    Natasha Romanoff : [turning back to Loki]  Thank you... for your cooperation.

  • Agent Phil Coulson : You're at 114 Solenski Plaza, 3rd floor. We have an F-22 exactly eight miles out. Put the woman on the phone or I will blow up the block before you can make the lobby.

    [Luchkov, intimidated, puts the phone between Natasha's ear and shoulder] 

    Agent Phil Coulson : We need you to come in.

    Natasha Romanoff : [tied to a chair]  Are you kidding? I'm working.

    Agent Phil Coulson : This takes precedence.

    Natasha Romanoff : I'm in the middle of an interrogation. This moron is giving me everything.

    Georgi Luchkov : [to his cohorts]  I don't... give everything.

    Natasha Romanoff : Look, you can't pull me out of this right now

    Agent Phil Coulson : Natasha, Barton's been compromised.

    Natasha Romanoff : Let me put you on hold.

    [Phil patiently holds while Natasha whips butt] 

  • [Banner arrives in New York on a motorcycle just as the Chitauri have begun their attack] 

    Bruce Banner : So... this all seems horrible.

    Black Widow : I've seen worse.

    Bruce Banner : Sorry.

    Black Widow : No, we could... use... a little worse.

  • Natasha Romanoff : Doctor, we're facing a potential global catastrophe.

    Bruce Banner : Well, THOSE I actively try to avoid.

    Natasha Romanoff : This is the Tesseract.

    [she shows him a photo of the Tesseract on her cell phone] 

    Natasha Romanoff : It has the potential energy to wipe out the planet.

    Bruce Banner : What does Fury want me to do? Swallow it?

    Natasha Romanoff : Well, he wants you to find it. It's been taken. It omits a gamma signature that's too weak for us to trace. There's no one that knows gamma radiation like you do. If there was, that's where I'd be.

    Bruce Banner : So Fury isn't after the monster?

    Natasha Romanoff : Not that he's told me.

    Bruce Banner : And he tells you everything?

    Natasha Romanoff : Talk to Fury, he needs you on this.

    Bruce Banner : He needs me in a cage?

    Natasha Romanoff : No one's gonna put you in a...

    Bruce Banner : STOP LYING TO ME!

    [cringing back, Natasha quickly grabs her gun and points it at Banner] 

    Bruce Banner : I'm sorry, that was mean. I just wanted to see what you'd do. Why don't we do this the easy way, where you don't use that, and the other guy doesn't make a mess? Okay?

    [Natasha, still wary, doesn't lower her gun] 

    Bruce Banner : Natasha?

    Natasha Romanoff : [she lowers her gun and speaks into her earpiece to the SHIELD agents who are surrounding the building outside]  Stand down. We're good here.

    Bruce Banner : [Banner looks at Natasha in amusement]  Just you and me?

  • Natasha Romanoff : Gentlemen, you might want to step inside in a minute. It's going to get a little hard to breathe.

    [as the Helicarrier starts to power up, Steve Rogers and Bruce Banner walk to the edge] 

    Steve Rogers : Is this a submarine?

    Bruce Banner : Really? They want me submerged in a pressurized metal container?

    [Rogers and Banner stand at the edge and they look over as the Helicarrier starts to slowly rise out of the ocean to fly] 

    Bruce Banner : [smiles]  Oh, no, this is MUCH worse!

    [Rogers hands $10 to Fury] 

  • Steve Rogers : Stark? We got him.

    Tony Stark : Banner...?

    Steve Rogers : Just like you said.

    Tony Stark : Then tell him to suit up... I'm bringing the party to you.

    [Stark in his Iron Man armor leads the monstrous Leviathan into view, heading toward the rest of the Avengers] 

    Natasha Romanoff : I - I don't see how that's a party.

  • Natasha Romanoff : Clint, you're gonna be alright.

    Clint Barton : [waking up from Loki's mind control]  You know that? Is that what you know? I got... I gotta go in though. I gotta flush him out.

    Natasha Romanoff : You gotta level out, that's gonna take time.

    Clint Barton : You don't understand. Have you ever had someone take your brain and play? Take you out and stuff something else in? You know what it's like to be unmade?

    Natasha Romanoff : You know that I do.

    Clint Barton : Why am I back? How'd you get him out?

    Natasha Romanoff : Cognitive re-calibration. I hit you really hard in the head.

    Clint Barton : Thanks.

  • Natasha Romanoff : [on the phone]  Where is Barton now?

    Agent Phil Coulson : We don't know.

    Natasha Romanoff : But he's alive?

    Agent Phil Coulson : We think so. I'll brief you on everything when you get back. But first, we need you to talk to the big guy.

    Natasha Romanoff : Coulson, you know that Stark trusts me about as far as he can throw me.

    Agent Phil Coulson : Oh, I've got Stark. You get the big guy.

    Natasha Romanoff : [realizing he means Bruce Banner, stops dead in her tracks]  Bozhe moi.

    [Russian for 'My God'] 

  • Clint Barton : [Natasha has freed him from his restraints]  Tasha, how many agents did I-?

    Natasha Romanoff : Don't. Don't do that to yourself, Clint. This is Loki. This is monsters and magic and nothing we were ever trained for.

    Clint Barton : Loki, he got away?

    Natasha Romanoff : Yeah. Don't suppose you know where?

    Clint Barton : [Shakes head]  Didn't need to know. Didn't ask. He's gonna make his play soon though. Today.

    Natasha Romanoff : We gotta stop him.

    Clint Barton : Yeah, who's "we"?

    Natasha Romanoff : [Shrugs]  I don't know. Whoever's left.

    Clint Barton : Well, I... if I put an arrow through Loki's eye socket, I'd sleep better, I s'pose.

    Natasha Romanoff : Now you sound like you.

    Clint Barton : But you don't. You're a spy, not a soldier. Now you want to wade into a war. Why? What did Loki do to you?

    Natasha Romanoff : He didn't, I just...


    Clint Barton : Natasha.

    Natasha Romanoff : I've been compromised. I got red in my ledger. I'd like to wipe it out.

  • Natasha Romanoff : Doctor Banner... Bruce, you gotta fight it. This is just what Loki wants. We're gonna be okay. Listen to me. We're gonna be okay, right? I swear on my life I will get you out of this! You will walk away, and never...

    Bruce Banner : [snaps]  YOUR LIFE...?

    [Hulks out] 

  • Black Widow : [Penetrating the barrier with Loki's scepter]  I can close it. Can anybody copy? I can shut the portal down.

    Captain America : Do it!

    Iron Man : No wait!

    Captain America : Stark, these things are still coming!

    Iron Man : I got a nuke coming in. It's going to blow in less than a minute, and I know just where to put it.

    Captain America : Stark, you know that's a one way trip?

    Iron Man : Save the rest for the turn, J.

    Jarvis : Sir, shall I try Ms. Potts?

    Iron Man : Might as well.

  • Natasha Romanoff : You want to think about removing yourself from this environment, Doctor?

    Bruce Banner : [chuckles]  I was in Calcutta, I was pretty well removed.

    Natasha Romanoff : Loki is manipulating you.

    Bruce Banner : And you been doing what, exactly?

    Natasha Romanoff : You didn't come here because I batted my eyelashes at you.

    Bruce Banner : Yes, and I'm not leaving because suddenly you get a little twitchy.

  • Black Widow : [bleeding and tired]  Captain, none of this is going to mean a damn thing if we don't close that portal.

    Captain America : Our biggest guns couldn't touch it.

    Black Widow : Well, maybe it's not about guns.

    Captain America : If you want to get up there, you're gonna need a ride.

    Black Widow : [eyeing a passing Chitauri fighter craft]  I got a ride. I could use a boost, though.

    Captain America : Are you sure about this?

    Black Widow : Yeah. It's gonna be fun.

  • Bruce Banner : Should have got paid up front, Banner.

    Natasha Romanoff : [comes up behind him]  You know, for a man who's supposed to be avoiding stress, you picked a hell of a place to settle.

    Bruce Banner : Avoiding stress isn't the secret.

    Natasha Romanoff : Then, what is it? Yoga?

    Bruce Banner : You brought me to the edge of the city, smart. I uh... assume the whole place is surrounded?

    Natasha Romanoff : Just you and me.

    Bruce Banner : And your actress buddy, is she a spy too? Do they start that young?

    Natasha Romanoff : I did.

    Bruce Banner : Who are you?

    Natasha Romanoff : Natasha Romanoff.

    Bruce Banner : Are you here to kill me, Miss Romanoff? Because that's not gonna work out for everyone.

    Natasha Romanoff : No. No. Of course not. I'm here on behalf of SHIELD.

    Bruce Banner : SHIELD. How did they find me?

    Natasha Romanoff : We never lost you, doctor. We've kept our distance, even helped keep some other interested parties off your scent.

    Bruce Banner : Why?

    Natasha Romanoff : Nick Fury seems to trust you. But now I need you to come in.

    Bruce Banner : What if I said no?

    Natasha Romanoff : I'll persuade you.

    Bruce Banner : And what if the... other guy says no?

    Natasha Romanoff : You've been more than a year without an incident. I don't think you wanna break that streak.

    Bruce Banner : I don't get always what I want.

  • [Nick Fury and Dr. Bruce Banner shake hands] 

    Nick Fury : Doctor, thank you for coming.

    Bruce Banner : Thanks for asking nicely. So, uh... how long am I staying?

    Nick Fury : Once we get our hands on the Tesseract, you're in the clear.

    Bruce Banner : Where are you with that?

    [Nick Fury turns to Agent Coulson to explain, while Natasha Romanoff eyes an image of Clint Barton on a computer screen] 

    Agent Phil Coulson : We're sweeping every wirelessly accessible camera on the planet. Cell phones, laptops. If it's connected to a satellite, it's eyes and ears for us.

    Natasha Romanoff : That's still not gonna find them in time.

    Bruce Banner : You have to narrow the field. How many spectrometers do you have access to?

    Nick Fury : How many are there?

    Bruce Banner : Call every lab you know, tell them to put the spectrometers on the roof and calibrate them for gamma rays. I'll rough out a tracking algorithm based on cluster recognition. At least we could rule out a few places. Do you have somewhere for me to work?

    Nick Fury : Agent Romanoff, would you show Dr. Banner to his laboratory, please.

    [Natasha nods and walks off, leading Banner down the hall] 

    Natasha Romanoff : You're gonna love it, Doc. We got all the toys.

  • Natasha Romanoff : There was quite the buzz around here, finding you in the ice. I thought Coulson was gonna swoon. Did he ask you to sign his Captain America trading cards yet?

    Steve Rogers : Trading cards?

    Natasha Romanoff : They're vintage, he's very proud.

  • Maria Hill : Thor, what's his play?

    Thor : He has an army, called the Chitauri. They're not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.

    Maria Hill : An army. From outer space.

    Natasha Romanoff : So he's building another portal. That's what he needs Erik Selvig for.

    Thor : Selvig?

    Natasha Romanoff : He's an astrophysicist.

    Thor : He's a friend.

    Natasha Romanoff : Loki has them under some kind of spell. Along with one of ours.

    Maria Hill : I wanna know why Loki let us take him. He's not leading an army from here.

    Bruce Banner : I don't think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy's brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.

    Thor : Take care how you speak. Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard. And he is my brother.

    Natasha Romanoff : He killed eighty people in two days.

    Thor : ...He's adopted.

  • Georgi Luchkov : [After a thug has punched Natasha in the face during her interrogation]  This is not how I wanted this evening to go.

    Natasha Romanoff : I know how you wanted this evening to go. Believe me, this is better.

  • Natasha Romanoff : Come on, Stark...

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