More “Avengers: Endgame” speculation has popped up thanks to a promotional image of the superhero squad. And it actually connects to a long-running theory about the Hulk.
What happened: Comic Book Resource spotted a new image from Orville Redenbacher that is linked to a potential contest, which will have an “Endgame” theme.
- The image, which you can see below, looks a little photoshopped and unnatural (there’s a possibility it’s incomplete). But “Endgame” theorists are focusing their attention on the Hulk because he looks a little different than in previous photos, according to Uproxx.
- “The image looks a little wonky, but here’s a closer peek at Hulk, who’s looking mighty different here as opposed to other previous Marvel Studios films,” according to Uproxx. “He appears to be a lot less CGI-ed/Hulked out and more like Mark Ruffalo. So obviously, he looks much more like Bruce Banner, right?”
Why it matters: Fans are pointing out how Hulk looks different than he did in “Ragnarok,” which seems to suggest that Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner and Hulk character will meld into one character named Professor Hulk.
So … I’m not imagining this right? The Hulk looks drastically different between Ragnarok and End Game. Is this what happens when Bruce and the Hulk find “peace” with eachother?? #Avengers #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/0P9VdBGw2r
— Jacob's Quest (@v_jvee) February 8, 2019
Calling it: Bruce Banner and Hulk are finally going to merge into one, becoming Professor Hulk in #AvengersEndgame… It would be a cool way of concluding Banner's arc in the MCU
— Jason Mickey (@JMickey97) February 8, 2019
While Avengers-AoU Hulk looked more monstrous, I think Hulk is resembling Banner more because we're leaning into Professor Hulk. https://t.co/qhqo4DJUtk
— Jacob (@UncleBenGrimm) February 8, 2019
Professor hulk is pretty much confirmed at this point pic.twitter.com/QAw2PYbTnq
— Sean Norton 🍞🌹 (@sdnorton) February 8, 2019
- “In other words, Hulk and Banner would merge into a being that possesses Banner’s incredibly analytic mind and Hulk’s brute strength. So, he’d be a greater asset than he already is for the Avengers and maybe help them fix the whole Thanos problem,” according to Uproxx.