Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie CLIP - Black Widow Tames Hulk

They found a way to calm down the Hulk. Black Widow tells him something and make some gesture and the Hulk calms down and leaves anger behind.

Black Widow: Hey big guy, Sun’s getting real low.

And then some hand gesture and HULK transforms to human.

Where is it came from? What is that “Sun’s getting real low…” mean? Is it something special or pointing at some reference or some random phrase?

4 Answers 4


There is nothing specific about the words. They are just a trigger phrase/word to get Hulk's attention, like "en guard" or "Avengers Assemble". Whedon said:

What about the words she says?
“Hey, big guy. Sun’s gettin’ real low.” I actually added that later in the game, I think something basically to get his attention and to have a phrase that he knows, this is about to start. I wanted to do as little with talking as possible, because it’s all going on there [points to his eyes], which is amazing, because two of those are not real — they were created by ILM, and yet they are so full of life. And I hate to say it, but he’s dead sexy as the Hulk.

As to how Black Widow and Hulk worked this out, it happens sometime between the first and second movie. Not much has been said, aside from Natasha and Banner having flirted and worked with each other in the time between movies. Their "connection".

When did the idea of a romance between Natasha and Bruce Banner begin percolating in your mind?

You know, we went there. I was trying to trace it back, because I honestly don’t remember before. We talked a little about the chemistry they had, just together in their scenes, and then I think it started with the lullaby. Like, “If you have the Hulk on the team, you know what would be cool is if Natasha’s the one who could talk him down.” And then it started to tick in my head, like, “There’s actually a truth there about who they are and how they connect that’s now very interesting,” and it built from there. Oddly enough, the lullaby itself is one of the last scenes that we finished because of the effects. And when we finished it, we were like, “This is way more romantic and way more physical than it was when it was post-viz, or a mark on a suit on a platform. It suddenly became that the romance was way more front and center in it than I expected.

  • 1
    Another term for this would be "mantra". Lots of people use them for self hypnosis and meditation purposes.
    – sanpaco
    Commented Jun 18, 2019 at 2:50

It is actually a Bible reference: The Ephesian Christians (specifically,husbands and wives in this passage) are commanded to "not let the Sun go down" on their anger.

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

-- Book of Ephesians 4:25-27 (taken from the Berean Study Bible)


Clearly it is reference to a hypnotic suggestion that allows black widow to calm down hulk. It starts with a phrase (in this case "sun getting low") and is triggered by the hand gestures specifically the touch of the inner wrist (that part has a ton of sensitivity and is not likely to be touched that way by an enemy)

  • Do you have any proof for this idea? Commented Apr 2, 2016 at 20:10
  • I agree that it must be some post hypnotic suggestion combined with pressure points in the wrist and the fact that banner has a hard on for romanov. But did they develop this in the comics? Or on Agents of SHIELD? it seems like something Fitz-Simmons would develop.
    – user34872
    Commented May 22, 2016 at 18:32

bible verse that is the source of the line in multiple translations(pick the one you like) ephesians 4:26

ISV Translation ""Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun set while you are still angry,"


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .