‘Avengers: Endgame’ Funko Pop! Listing May Tease Appearance Of Professor Hulk For Mark Ruffalo

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A new Avengers: Endgame Funko Pop! may tease what several theories are saying about Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk in the film: the appearance of Professor Hulk.

Yesterday toy company Funko officially announced their Pop! figure line-up for Avengers: Endgame. These figures had been surfacing for some time now and we already got a closer look at Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Iron Man, Captain America, and others. This time around we get a closer look to a much more interesting and enigmatic character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk. Check him out:

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The introduction of Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk was kind of a surprise since he started portraying Bruce Banner in Joss Whedon’s Avengers. Mark Ruffalo replaced Edward Norton when the original Incredible Hulk actor got into a dispute with Marvel Studios and eventually exited the MCU. Nonetheless, Mark Ruffalo’s portrayal of Bruce Banner has been adequate so far and we’ve seen The Hulk slowly evolve over several films as the scientist tries to get a grip on his very angry green alter-ego.

Several figures and merchandise, including this one, seem to be teasing the possibility that Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner is finally coming to terms with The Hulk after he refused to make an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. In the comics, Bruce Banner eventually gets to control The Hulk and is finally able to use his wit and his brute strength to become one of the most powerful versions of the hero ever: Professor Hulk. A listing for the Funko Pop! figure seen above on Zing Pop Culture lists the figure as Smart Hulk which we think could referring to Professor Hulk. After what we’ve seen in the MCU so far, it seems that this may be more than a mere possibility but an actually satisfying conclusion to Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner character arc. This also could potentially suggest that Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner could have even more exciting stories for the MCU if he actually gets to control the Hulk.

Do you think we’ll get to see Professor Hulk for Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Endgame? Sound off in the comment section down below!

We’ll have to wait and see what really happens to Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner when Avengers: Endgame drops later next month. Here’s the synopsis for it:

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.

Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood as we learn more about Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Avengers: Endgame and the future of the MCU!

Source: Zing Pop Culture

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

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Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

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Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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