On April 27th something happened in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The epic team of enhanced individuals known as the Avengers came face to face with a tyrant who hailed from the dark quadrant. The resulting chaos and the tyrant’s thirst for blood resulted in a massacre. His macabre approach to combat and his lethal and precise movements took our heroes by surprise and razed them from the surface of this planet. Although the fight was divided between two sets of superhero. One trying to fight the tyrant on his home ground and the other who prepared for infiltration and acted as the last line of defense against the wrath of the Titan. The entire plot revolving around the destruction of the universe.
And the loss. Oh my lord, the loss. The most hard-hitting deaths we’ve ever encountered in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The entire premise is utterly earth shattering and reality bending. We are living in a great time if the society is exposed to movies where your heroes are fallible, where they fall to the might of evil more at once. Kids should know, life ain’t always fair.
Like someone said, Marvel is humans pretending to be Gods and DC is God pretending to be humans. So Marvel heroes , albeit powerful in their own right, have a big head and prideful ideas. The death of these ‘Gods’ reminded us of their inherent humanity.
The death of Spider-Man was intriguing and devastating at the same time. Similarly, Nick Fury came as a surprise , and in the after credits scene no less. Captain Marvel was a no show and Groot dies needlessly leaving rocket alone. Iron man was faced down by the Titan and later lost the entirety of his infiltration team. The crazy consequences and death sequences so sad they moved us to tears.
But you see the story does not end there. There was a special character , one of audience’s favourite character that hardly had any screen time. Yes ladies and gentleman I’m talking about the Incredible Hulk. Although Banner was in the Hulkbuster suit, still we got to see no Hulk vs Thanos action, if you don’t consider a total blowout as “some action”. Well, there’s this theory that has been meaning to explain this very concern. There are some rumours going around the fact that not only did Hulk refuse to show his face but he has also been “dusted”. Meaning that while balancing the universe, Thanos deleted one of Bruce’s persona.
The prevailing theory suggests that this is the ‘Hulk’ part of Banner. This can mean two things. First of all there is a chance that Hulk is completely gone, which means that both the power of the jade giant and the screaming Hulking madman that embodied it are both “dusted” at the hands of Thanos. This would mean that the Incredible Hulk is no more and Banner is now ‘cured’ like he was back in the first movie before the fight with abomination.
The second possibility is that only the Hulk persona has been ‘dusted’. This would mean that albeit Banner would still be able to transform into the Hulk, there will be no other persona trying to take control of the beast. This is likely the case considering all the Professor Hulk rumors that are floating around in regards to Avengers 4.
Of course, this is all just speculation and we won’t know more unless Avengers 4 come out, but a Professor Hulk storyline (Hulk’s body with banner’s intellect) could be an interesting development in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers 4 will hit the theaters worldwide on April 4, 2019.
The cast is impeccable as some of the biggest names are part of the project including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Chris Pratt (Starlord), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Dave Bautista (Drax), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Josh Brolin (Thanos).