1 Divisive ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Scene Favoring Thanos Over Hulk Finally Gets Widespread Support From Fans

Fans are slowly realizing the logic behind Thanos easily winning over the Hulk in Avengers: Infinity War.

1 Divisive ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Scene Favoring Thanos Over Hulk Finally Gets Widespread Support From Fans


  • Avengers: Infinity War brought together the whole MCU to fight the Mad Titan Thanos.
  • Despite rave reviews, Hulk getting easily defeated by Thanos divided fans.
  • However, they are slowly realizing and appreciating the intention of the scene.
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Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk has had an interesting arc in the MCU over the years. While he was a force to be reckoned with in the first two Avengers films, fans have been divided ever since Banner and Hulk merged into one in Avengers: Endgame. While some find this to be a natural progression of the character, the majority believe that the MCU’s Hulk has been on a downward spiral since then.

Josh Brolin played Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War
Josh Brolin played Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

One of the scenes that has angered most fans is the fact that Thanos managed to defeat Hulk very easily at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War. However, if one looks closely, there is a very impressive and logical explanation for this.

Also read: Mark Ruffalo Had to Wait For Years to Become the Hulk in MCU Because He Was Not More Popular Than Edward Norton


Fans Finally Realize The Logic Behind Thanos Winning Over Hulk

Fans wre surprised when Thanos easily defeated Hulk at the beginning of the film
Fans were surprised when Thanos easily defeated Hulk at the beginning of the film

Avengers: Infinity War was a great entry for Thanos in his full-fledged role in the MCU after many teases in previous films, The heroes of the MCU came together to face the ultimate threat to the universe in the epic crossover film. However, one scene in the film disappointed fans at the time the film was released.

Fans did not like the way Mark Ruffalo‘s Hulk was easily defeated by Thanos at the beginning of the film. Many criticized that the Hulk was wasted in the scene and also throughout the entirety of the film. However, fans have now slowly begun to realize why the Russo brothers and the writers decided to let Thanos win over Hulk.

On X, fans have now stated that the intro to Thanos in the film established him as a powerful fighter and created an aura of intimidation from the start. Even without the stones, the fact that he could beat Thor, Hulk, and Loki raises the stakes for the remaining Avengers to an unprecedented level, where they didn’t stand a chance (they do lose in the end). Here are some of the explanations,



There are still people who have problems with the overall logic and narrative of the whole scene. However, these explanations provide a clearer picture of the intention of the filmmakers and wanting audiences to be instantly terrified of Thanos right from the start.


Also read: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Destroys Mark Ruffalo’s Berserker Hulk in Marvel Battle Art

Mark Ruffalo is Optimistic For A Hulk Standalone Film In the Future

Mark Ruffalo hopes to star in a solo Hulk film in the future
Mark Ruffalo hopes to star in a solo Hulk film in the future

Since Mark Ruffalo became the Hulk replacing Edward Norton, he has not starred in a solo Hulk movie. While The Incredible Hulk is now under Disney, the character is still owned by Universal. Thus, doing a standalone Hulk movie in the MCU is still not possible.

Ruffalo was recently asked by Comicbook.com about a possible solo film in the future through the efforts of the studios working out a deal together. The actor revealed that he has no idea as of now but expressed his optimism about its possibility in the near future. He said,


“Not that I know of. I’ve been asked not to comment on it, that specifically. Hopefully, one day though they’ll work it out. I think it could be really cool and I’ve been putting a lot into what it could be to be cool, but I don’t know yet.”

Also read: Fans Half-Expect 1 What If…? Character Will be MCU Canon and Replace Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk

Disney has been taking over all the Marvel properties from Fox and Netflix in the past few years and made them a part of the MCU. A similar thing is expected to happen for the Hulk as Disney may acquire the character from Universal or they could agree to share the character just like they are doing with Sony’s Spider-Man.


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