Avengers Endgame Scene Where Bruce & Hulk Spoke:
Avengers: Endgame won’t be done until the creatives stop talking about it to various news outlets. The screenwriters of the film, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently spoke to Cinemablend and they revealed quite a few new details about the film. They revealed a new Hulk scene where we actually got to see the Hulk & Bruce Banner talking to each other inside the Soul Stone. It was supposed to be similar to how baby Gamora & Thanos spoke to each other and how Tony & an older Morgan (Katherine Langford) would have spoken to each other.
Stephen McFeely said:
“We did actually write a version, and this existed before The Ancient One scene was slowly beaten out. But there was a version where it was Banner talking to The Hulk… and we never shot it, but it was kind of a cool thing to get them both on screen together interacting.”
Sadly we didn’t get to see this. It could have been so great. Two split personalities of the same body talking to each other would have been something no other film had ever shown. So, it may be a big miss. The entire way Hulk was used in Endgame was a big missed opportunity in this film. We didn’t get a lot from him in Infinity War either. His story arc was limited to just making the snap that brought everyone back. But we didn’t get anything more than that. He didn’t even get a major fight sequence during the final battle and it was just crazy.
Even the transition of Bruce into Smart Hulk happened off-screen. Yes, it came as a big surprise for us when Smart Hulk showed up just like that, but we should have been given something upon how Bruce managed to mingle with the Hulk. But actually, Smart Hulk was supposed to be introduced in Infinity War initially. The VFX supervisor of Endgame, Dan DeLeeuw revealed that Mark Ruffalo actually started screen testing for Smart Hulk during Thor: Ragnarok itself.
“Mark was just kind of ad-libbing, trying to type on a computer keyboard and he can’t because his fingers are too big and so he gets angry and kicks over a table and knocks over…but it’s this funny little gag because it was Banner living in a body that doesn’t fit into the world. And it was funny because you saw Mark’s face and expression so that kind of solidified the idea to push a little bit more Mark into the Hulk, into the design.”
Smart Hulk would be making his return in the She-Hulk series. Since there are going to be 6 episodes in the series, we can expect a bit of focus to be put on Hulk as well. After all, he is going to be very crucial for the origin of She-Hulk. Jennifer Walters gets a bit of Hulk blood after an accident, and that’s why she turns into She-Hulk. The two cousins would then team up to possibly take on the Red Hulk and/or Abomination. Let’s see if we get to see a bit of backstory of Smart Hulk from the past 5 years that we missed in Endgame.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.