You can get an early glimpse of it in the opening sequence revealed during the Comic-Con panel. While the footage begins by teasing carnage and destruction caused by the evil Demon Bear, the sequence ends with Hunt’s Dani waking up in a mental institution to the sight of a pair of eye’s—Rahne’s—looking down on her from an air duct above. But while this hardly confirms an actual romance, Williams’ recollection of doing chemistry reads while looking for a young woman who could play Dani Moonstar do.
“I met with Josh like a while ago, and ended up getting the part of Rahne,” Williams recalled. “And then we ended up doing a bunch of chemistry reads to find Dani. Just from that first audition [Blu and I] did together, we got on so well. It was really wonderful to see a relationship like this. In a typically quite masculine world of superheroes, it was lovely to just see these two fragile women who just protect one another and bring light in each other.”
Boone then added their chemistry read will be on the film’s eventual Blu-ray/digital release… including its kiss.
“I don’t know if we could have made the movie without [Blu]. We could not find someone else. She was the perfect person for the part, and we saw her and Maisie together, it was sort of the end of the story…. I think they had to kiss in the audition. So it was not like COVID times.”
Hunt, with a hint of embarrassment, confirmed that memory by saying, “You can’t imagine how nervous I am. ‘Oh, I have to go kiss Maisie Williams?!’ Showing up at the studio lot, it was very nerve-racking!”