Deleted Avengers: Infinity War Fight Scene Could Have Given Mark Ruffalo’s Smart Hulk a Proper Introduction in MCU

Mark Ruffalo's Smart Hulk wasn't even given a chance in Avengers: Infinity War!

Deleted Avengers: Infinity War Fight Scene Could Have Given Mark Ruffalo's Smart Hulk a Proper Introduction in MCU


  • Mark Ruffalo has portrayed the role of Bruce Banner aka The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years.
  • A deleted scene from Avengers: Infinity War showed what Smart Hulk would have looked like since the monster did not appear in most of Infinity War!
  • Marvel actress Alaqua Cox feels that she would love to join the Avengers and that Mark Ruffalo would have her back!
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Mark Ruffalo’s significant other in the MCU, The Hulk, did not appear for the rest of Avengers: Infinity War. Having some emotional problems with Bruce Banner. Hulk and Banner get into a fight right when Ruffalo’s character is in the Hulkbuster fighting the Children of Thanos.


Well, a deleted scene reveals that the studio was considering giving a glimpse of Smart Hulk during the fight. With Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner and The Hulk fighting verbally and finally turning into Smart Hulk, the scene is truly iconic.

Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk
Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk

Mark Ruffalo’s Deleted Scene Could Have Shown Smart Hulk

Throughout the majority of Avengers: Infinity War, we don’t see The Hulk fighting at all. Despite being one of the strongest Avengers, glimpses of the Hulk denying Bruce Banner to come out and fight are shown, and it was somewhat annoying till a certain point.

Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk in Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Well, to counter the Hulk problem, Mark Ruffalo (as Bruce Banner) commandeers the Hulkbuster and fights off Thanos’ army during the end of Infinity War. The Hulkbuster gets involved in a 1v1 with Cull Obsidian (the big bad dude in Thanos’ army), and yet, Hulk refuses to fight. In a deleted scene shared on X (formerly Twitter), a glimpse of Smart Hulk is shown, and he is… pretty smart!

Although the fight is almost the same as the on-screen fight shown in Avengers: Infinity War, the major difference is that in the movie, it was Hulkbuster who straps his boot to the leg of Cull Obsidian and in the deleted scene, it is Smart Hulk who does the feat. Not making a big difference to the movie, the people still wonder that it would have been good to show a glimpse of Smart Hulk in the film rather than close him away at all costs.


Mark Ruffalo Could Bring Alaqua Cox’s Echo Into The Avengers!

A still from new Marvel series Echo
A still from the new Marvel series Echo

Being an actor with a care for the world, Mark Ruffalo is an activist who is constantly trying to make the world a better place. With Alaqua Cox portraying the role of Maya Lopez in the recently released MCU series Echo, the actress revealed to Deadline that Ruffalo is a huge advocate for indigenous people.

“Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if Maya joined the Avengers. I think it would be so amazing to cross paths with other superheroes. I would love that. I think would be very fun. I think it to be great to work with Mark Ruffalo, the Hulk.”

She further continued,

“I love him as an actor and a person because Mark is a huge advocate for Indigenous women. And he’s from Wisconsin, and I’m from Wisconsin. So we have that in common. But Mark is just an amazing advocate for women, and I think it’d be amazing to work with him.” 

The actor recently found fame and the spotlight again for portraying the role of Duncan Wedderburn in the iconic 2023 film Poor Things and Daniel LeBlanc in All The Light We Cannot See. Mark Ruffalo is currently associated with four upcoming projects, and sadly, none of them are from the MCU… yet.


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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.