The directors behind Avengers: Endgame have given a detailed explanation as to why Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk didn’t heal his arm after using the Infinity Stones.
In a recent a WIRED video, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo participated in a Q&A where the two answered questions sent to them through Twitter. During the Q&A, a fan pointed out that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk has an advanced healing factor and was confused as to why he didn’t heal after snapping half the universe back into existence.
Director Joe Russo pointed out that even Josh Brolin’s Thanos, who was nearly invincible and bested Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk during a one-on-one fight, had irreparable damage done to his arm after he used all the Infinity Stones at once. The Avengers: Endgame helmer then stated that wielding the full power of the Infinity Stones does irreparable damage to whoever wields them:
“The Hulk has never come up against every Infinity Stone in a gauntlet, and the pure power of the stones. Thanos is nearly invincible, and he did not heal either. So, clearly, when you wield the full power of the Infinity Stone, it’s irreparable damage to your being.”
Joe Russo’s brother and co-director Anthony added that this was assuming that the Infinity Stones didn’t already kill you:
“If it doesn’t even kill you.”
The fan and the filmmakers are referring to the Hulk’s big snap in Avengers: Endgame. After successfully grabbing all the Infinity Stones from various points of time, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk is the one who ultimately has to snap the people that the Mad Titan Thanos wiped out back into existence. Doing so, however, noticeably damages the Hulk’s arm, and throughout the rest of the film, Mark Ruffalo’s character keeps it in a sling. Based on what the directors are saying and have said, the damage will carry on in future Marvel Studios movies.
What do you all make of this explanation? What about the fact that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will have a permanent injury for once? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments!
Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the official synopsis for the movie:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.