I am not much familiar with superhero-type movies, so please let me know if I am wrong somewhere.

The last time I watched The Avengers, I thought that all the team members were supposed to be superheroes. I have seen Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor in action before, but there was a girl and a guy who supported these superheroes during the mission in Avengers. The guy was an archer and the girl was also a shooter. I have not seen any of their movies featuring them as a superhero before.

I was just wondering that if they actually are the superheroes or if they are just there in the mission to support the superheroes?

Also, is there any other movie of them?

  • The girl is black widow(she appears in iron man movie) and the archer is hawkeye...both of them are superhero of marvel comics and mostly associated wid avenger comics.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Nov 17, 2012 at 10:23
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    Girl = Black Widow -- She was in Iron Man 2. Guy = Hawkeye -- He was in Thor. Nov 18, 2012 at 3:27

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The 2 heroes you are referring to are Black Widow and Hawkeye, played by Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. There is talk about their own movies but no official releases. Marvel is focusing on the Avengers storyline first. It will probably depend on the box offices ...

Black Widow

Black Widow

You should have seen her in Iron Man 2 (part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. storyline). She is Natalia Romanova, an elite Russian spy, biologically enhanced by the Russians. This has enhanced her normal human skills to the limits of what's humanly possible, giving her a.o. extreme agility. She has also received intense training in martial arts and espionage.

She features in the Marvel comic book series first as the Russian counterpart of Iron Man but later defects to join the USA and the Avengers.



Clint Barton grew up in a carnival where he learned and perfected his archery skill. He was recruited by Black Widow but later also joins the Avengers (all in the Marvel comic book series).

No solo movies as of yet but he did make a cameo appearance in Thor and Renner is the lead character in the latest Bourne movie, so if you want to see him in action on his own...

  • Thanks..:) As ankit mentioned, they are part of marvel comics. Is there any animated shows of these comics or we could just find them in papers. Nov 17, 2012 at 12:07
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    @SahilMahajanMj - There's an animated show called "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" which has all the heroes in the movie as well as other Avengers from the comics but not in the movies (yet). Nov 17, 2012 at 19:36
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    @SahilMahajanMj Black Widow is referred in the movies as Natasha Romanoff and not Natalia Romanova as in the comics.
    – codeczar
    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:34

First make the concept clear about Hawkeye and Black Widow. They are superhero and superheroine respectively in the original comics. Wikipedia clearly states that

Hawkeye (also known as Goliath and Ronin, and as his alter ego Clint Barton) is a fictional character and comic book superhero who appears in publications by Marvel Comics


Black Widow is the name of several fictional superheroines appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Most of these versions exist in Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe.

The same link states the power and abilities of Hawk Eye and Powers and abilities of Black Widow.

So we cant say there were just supporters. They are the parts of the avengers team and they got the chance with their own qualities.

To speak about their movies, as a character, there are no solo movies of Black Widow or Hawkeye. But they will play along the avengers series for now. Although Black Widow has appeared in Iron Man 2 and Avengers, played by Scarlett Johnson. Hawkeye role was played by Jeremy Renner in Avengers and Thor. However if fortune allows they can get their solo movies.

As actor and actress, both Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson has played roles in different movies.

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