We all remember the thrashing Hulk received by the hands of the Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. It was so brutal that Hulk refused to show up again to fight and kept refusing Banner even after he begged him to.
Well one thing is for sure, Hulk will make a solid return in the upcoming untitled Avengers 4, and as actor Mark Ruffalo himself reveals, it will be the best Hulk we’ve seen to date. Quite literally.
While talking to The Marvelists, Ruffalo praised the enhanced technology that enabled the Hulk to shine as a character from his appearance in 2012’s The Avengers to his next appearance in Avengers 4. Here’s what the actor had to say:
“I mean the technology’s come so far now – and just wait ’til you see the next one [Avengers 4]. What we’re able to do with the technology is mind-blowing!”
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This is quite true, enhancements in technology have certainly allowed Hulk to get better and more convincing. Over the years, Hulk has gotten better since the character’s first live-action appearance in Ang Lee’s Hulk followed by the somewhat better The Incredible Hulk, played by Edward Norton. Ruffalo’s portrayal has been the most commendable yet, as the actor’s control over the character has only grown ever since.
Even Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige teased that the Hulk will be completing his trilogy of subplots which started with Thor: Ragnarok and will eventually end with Avengers 4. Until now, we have seen various pieces of concept art depicting Hulk in Avengers 4 and in one of them, Hulk is suited up for some sort of a cosmic mission alongside the surviving Avengers.
Hulk’s look in the art hints at the possibility of “Professor Hulk” in Avengers 4, which means that we could finally get to see Banner and Hulk working alongside eachother as the Avengers get ready to face Thanos. However, this is just a speculation and we have no idea what Marvel has in the store.
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War is now on Digital and Blu-ray, while the Untitled Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3rd, 2019.