From The Incredible Hulk to Avengers: Endgame, Bruce Banner and Hulk have been through a lot. The role of the giant green superhero was first played by Edward Norton. However, due to creative differences, Marvel replaced him with Mark Ruffalo. Mark entered the MCU as Hulk in 2012 film, The Avengers.
Last year in Endgame, we got to see Smart Hulk. After having issues in Avengers: Infinity War, Bruce Banner found a balance that could help him explore both the personalities. But that wasn’t the case always. From the first film to Infinity War, the two had a lot of disagreements. In fact, they even expressed their dislikeness towards each other in a subtle way.
In Thor: Ragnarok, we got to see how Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk tells Chris Hemsworth’s Thor that people on Earth don’t like him. So he doesn’t want to return to Earth. It means the giant green Avenger always knew that Earth preferred Bruce Banner over him. That was the only time Hulk expressed his issues openly. But there is a film in which he didn’t say a word at ALL. That’s our Avengers: Endgame trivia #99 for the day.
Our Avengers: Endgame trivia will definitely make you rewatch this particular film. So, the film we are talking about is Avengers: Age of Ultron. In this 2015 successful Marvel film, Hulk didn’t say a single word. In other MCU films, Mark’s character did say something, even if it’s just one word. But he didn’t utter anything in this one. In fact, this film showed us some romantic scenes between Banner and Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha. Maybe exploring Banner as a character must ‘ve been director Joss Whedon’s focus.
After Avengers: Endgame, no one knows what lies for Hulk and Banner in MCU’s future. There is no Phase 4 project that has mentioned his appearance. Recently, there were reports that along with Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans, even Mark Ruffalo’s journey with Marvel is over. However, neither MCU nor Mark has confirmed the name.