Fan Theorizes Happiness Is Key To Bruce’s Hulk Problem In ‘Infinity War’

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So you know how Bruce Banner is always angry? Well, what if the opposite feeling was the key to his Hulk problem in Avengers: Infinity War?

I know. You immediately realize that another Reddit theory is coming down the pipeline for this one. And you’re absolutely right. So Hulk gets the ever loving heck beaten out of him by Thanos at the start of Avengers: Infinity War and from that point onward, Bruce Banner was unable to summon the big green giant. Fans and creators alike, including the Russo Brothers themselves, have given their various explanations and theories for why Banner couldn’t summon the Hulk in the recent Avengers film.

So let’s entertain a fan theory. This Reddit user starts with Banner’s words in The Avengers about how he’s always angry. Since then, he’s become used to his new Earth and space-bound friends between The Avengers and Thor: Ragnarok. He’s talked with Natasha about settling down, fought alongside the likes of Thor and Valkyrie in Ragnarok, and he hasn’t felt the need to be on the move from the government. Indeed, a lot has changed for Bruce Banner since his solo film. Not the least of which includes him transforming from Edward Norton to Mark Ruffalo.

In the end, the theory boils down to Bruce Banner being unable to summon the Hulk because he’s a lot happier as of recent than when he met the Avengers. Here, have a look at the theory for yourself:

[Avengers] About Bruce’s problem with the Hulk in Infinity War from FanTheories

In your opinion, does this sound like a credible explanation for why the Hulk refused to come out after getting utterly demolished by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War? Do you stick by the explanation given by the Russo Brothers? Or do you have another idea entirely? Let us know your thoughts on the ongoing topic of Bruce Banner’s Hulk problem in the comments below.

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Source: Reddit

Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer

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Avengers Endgame Marvel_Studios_Captain America Chris EvansToday, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.

Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.

Click "Next" to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!

Iron ManAvengers Endgame Robert Downey Jr. Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.

Captain America

Captain America Avengers Endgame Winter SoldierThe First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.

Black Widow

Avengers Endgame Black Widow Marvel StudiosNatasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.


Avengers Endgame Chris Hemsworth Thor MarvelAlthough Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.


Avengers Endgame Nebula Marvel StudiosNebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.


Avengers Endgame Hawkeye RoninThe new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.


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After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.

Bruce Banner

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While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.

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