In Marvel movies, there is never just one or two awesome scenes or moments and the same is true for Avengers: Endgame. With the return of the fallen hero to Thanos’ death and then the death of Tony Stark aka Iron Man and Natasha Romanova aka Black Widow, the movie has got many amazing moments. Besides these scenes, the ‘Smart Hulk’ scenes too definitely make it to the top of our amazing scenes in the movie.
But did you know that there is one scene in third Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok, that actually foreshadows the Smart Hulk aka the perfect combination of Bruce Banner and Hulk?
Thor: Ragnarok was the first film in which we saw Hulk show the ability to string words together in a meaningful manner. We also witnessed him grow from an angry baby to an irritable child in this film. And finally in Avengers: Endgame we saw the genius blend of the Hulk and Bruce Banner. There is a scene in this film that gives us a look at the Smart Hulk.
In this scene, when Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk locates the Quinjet with which he landed in the planet of Sakaar, after turning back into Banner, he watches a video that shows how he ended up on the planet. In it, there’s a moment where Banner’s face and Hulk’s line up in the screen’s reflection – an indication of things to come. Check it out:
The big Smart Hulk reveal was saved for the finale, i.e. Avengers: Endgame. ‘
Marvel, reportedly, has the rights to the character back, so maybe we will get a solo movie soon – one that will cover the gaps in Bruce aka Hulk’s story that we want to know. For the unversed, the MCU couldn’t officially give ‘the strongest avenger’ his own film due to Universal owning the character rights.
Did you catch the moment of Smart Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok?