Yes, it’s impossible to miss the large green beast. But his powerful presence often hides the significant details about him. Despite his temper, Hulk is one of the most beloved MCU characters for his candor. Even the mightiest of the gods have been flipped and pounded by Hulk. The character was first played by Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk but later went to Mark Ruffalo who smoothly fit in the shoes. Like Tony Stark became more mature and sensible and Steve became more aware of the trends, Hulk also underwent several changes over the years. Here are the 10 interesting details about the Hulk that you may have missed in the MCU.
1. Hulk’s Glasses
MCU is always on fleek when it comes to detail. All you, as a fan, need to do is watch the movie at least 10 times in high definition in slo-mo. Unlike most of the movies that make every prop look perfect and pristine, MCU went with accuracy. Hulk’s glossy pair of specs in Avengers: Endgame is marked with his fingerprints, giving a realistic look.
2. Deleted Scene From The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk had many deleted scenes that played a role later in the MCU movies. For instance, Bruce’s suicide attempt in The Incredible Hulk was recalled in The Avengers as Mark Ruffalo said “I put a bullet in my mouth and the other guy spitted out”. In another deleted scene, Hulk is seen smashing into ice. What makes the scene more interesting is that a buried Captain America is slightly visible.
3. Peter Parker and Bruce Banner
Peter and Bruce have a connection outside the Avengers. Peter’s science teacher, Roger Harrington was also the student in The Incredible Hulk. Roger was a genius in his class at the Culver University who also assisted Bruce Banner in gaining access to computers in exchange for pizza. He later became a science teacher at the Midtown School of Science and Technology.
4. Cameo In The Incredible Hulk
Most of the audience didn’t get this cameo despite its significance. The pizza parlor owner, Stanley who offered assistance to Banner was played by Paul Soles. Soles appeared in the 1980s cartoon version of The Incredible Hulk as Bruce Banner’s voice.
5. Scar on Hulk
Though Edward Norton was replaced by Mark Ruffalo and The Incredible Hulk does not get the same recognition as other MCU movies, the franchise has referred to it on many occasions. As pointed out by a fan, the scar that Hulk endured in The Incredible Hulk was still visible on his chest in Thor: Ragnarok.
6. When Tony Star Praises Bruce
The first time Tony and Bruce met in The Avengers, their conversation was carried in a typical scientist fashion. Tony greeted Bruce by praising his research on antielectron collisions. In simple words, the collision of anti-electrons or positron results in gamma-rays that impart photons.
7. Hulk Never Forgets
Not just Hulk but even we’ll never forget when the big guy picked up the self-proclaimed God, Loki, and slammed him multiple times on the floor. Loki, as we know, hasn’t hesitated in expressing his horror and trauma from that experience. Turns out, even Hulk remembered his enemy because he was flashing his fist at Loki in Thor: Ragnarok.
8. When Hulk Transforms in The Avengers
When Bruce Banner transforms into Hulk for the first time in The Avengers, there is a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ detail. Some fans spotted this incredible detail on watching the scene in slow-motion. As Hulk transforms, the surface he lands on reads explicitly “Warning: Contents Under Pressure”. Sounds similar to someone?
9. Valkyrie and Hulk
In Thor: Ragnarok, the Grandmaster refers to Valkyrie as ‘Scrapper 142’. This was a subtle homage to the comic book issue where Valkyrie made her first appearance.
10. Hulk’s Vocabulary Before Bruce Embraced Him
Bruce and his violent alter-ego Hulk had always been at loggerheads. Hulk started off as the uncontrollable monster wreaking havoc everywhere. But with the love of Natasha Romanoff and his friends in The Avengers, Hulk has manifested gradual, though small, changes.
Before Bruce embraced his best qualities and again tested gamma rays to became Professor Hulk in Avengers: Endgame, we got a glimpse of a different Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok. As Thor and Hulk get into a conversation, Hulk addresses himself as ‘I’ instead of growling ‘Hulk’. He says “I just get so angry all the time”.