The movie, Avengers: Infinity War was easily the biggest film of the decade, and it is now available on digital HD. It had been a film that had a lot of epic and fan-pleasing moments.
This film was in the making for ten years now, and we finally saw the epic clash between the Avengers and Thanos. It was really worth the wait, and there were many jaw-dropping moments from the start till the end.
But let us keep in mind that from the start, the Hulk was scarred. He had never met someone as strong or even stronger than him. He had easily defeated Loki and even called him a ‘puny god’and the Chittauri army in the Battle of New York was a piece of cake for him.
All throughout Infinity War, Hulk had refused to come out after having faced off Thanos in the Asgardian Refugee ship. Hulk kept saying “NOOOOOOO” when Banner had called out to his Green Goliath. Banner then tried to bring out this monster, but he failed all the time.
This made many fans believe that the Hulk was scared to fight. After the defeat and humiliation, the fans had seen Hulk hiding behind Banner, and he refused to take control. Will we see him come out and fight again?
Well, the director, Joe Russo said that there is another reason for this behaviour:
“I think people have interpreted it as Hulk’s scared. I mean, certainly, that’s not a… I don’t know that the Hulk is ever… he’s had his ass kicked before, and he loves a good fight. But I think that it’s really reflective of the journey from Ragnarok,” the director said.
“These two characters are constantly in conflict with each other over control. And I think that if the Hulk were to say why it’d be Banner only wants Hulk for fighting. I think he’s had enough of saving Banner’s a**.”
This is why the Hulk did not want to come out and fight. After being the Hulk for so many years, he is now tired of being called every now and then and wants to rest.
Hulk also realised that Banner only wanted him to come out when he really needed him. After his brawl with Thanos, he was unwilling to save Banner.
This is what Christopher Markus said:
“Here we see the beginnings of Bruce’s issues.”
Joe Russo then added to this:
“People speculated whether there was some fear on the Hulk’s part about having to face Thanos again but I think ultimately what it is is that he’s tired of playing hero to Bruce Banner.”
Stephen McFeely had also aired his views:
“With a movie with 23 named heroes that you know from other movies, one of the challenges is to give people the briefest complete arc. Banner has to rely on himself is essentially the briefest one line arc in this movie.”
Joe Russo then concluded by saying this:
“This was an interesting journey that we went on with Banner, trying to decide how to move him forward in the Marvel. What makes him unique as a character is that there’s a host body that is being fought over by two distinct personalities who hate each other. Both want control of the host body. We though an interesting direction to take him in is, ‘Well, what if Banner, who typically uses the Hulk to solve crisis situations, what if the Hulk were no longer interested in solving those problems for Banner?’ So, the relationship is becoming increasingly dysfunctional, and that’s what’s going on here.”
The Hulk has gotten a pretty raw deal in the MCU, and the Stand-alone Hulk film was a “no-go”. All the fans fought a lot to get a solo Hulk film that would star Mark Ruffalo and then, Marvel Studios had offered an Oliver branch to all the Hulk fans. Mark Ruffalo had revealed this:
“So basically, Kevin Feige pulled me aside before this, and said, ‘If you were gonna do a… if we were going to do a standalone Hulk movie, what would it be?’ And I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this and this, and ends up like this.’ And he’s like, ‘I love that. Why don’t we do that in the next three movies, starting with Thor 3 and then we go into Avengers 3 and 4.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds great!’ And so we are at the beginning of this arc.”
Hulk’s storyline has now been turned into a 3-film arc that starts from Thor: Ragnarok and will end with the movie, Avengers 4.
Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing superhero film in history and has earned more than $2 Billion in Box office. This is the synopsis:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
Avengers 4 will release on May 3, 2019:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth instalment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”