Here’s Why We Haven’t Seen The Hulk In Any Endgame Trailers
Less than two months from the release of Avengers: Endgame, we’ve still had no Hulk sightings. So where is he? Until the movie arrives in theaters, there’s no way to know for sure, but for now, here’s a look at some of the most likely reasons you haven’t seen Hulk in the Avengers: Endgame trailers.
If the body count of Avengers: Endgame is anything like what we saw in Avengers: Infinity War, then there’s good reason to assume the Hulk might not survive the latest Avengers adventure. In fact, you could argue that he has less chance of surviving Endgame than most. We haven’t heard a lot about whether Mark Ruffalo plans to keep playing the character after this movie, but we’re pretty sure Marvel won’t be pursuing any solo Hulk films anytime soon. Additionally, Endgame marks the end of the “Hulk trilogy” that Ruffalo discussed with MCU boss Kevin Feige that began with Thor: Ragnarok. So if there’s a time for the Hulk to take a final bow, now seems pretty appropriate.
If directors Joe and Anthony Russo were to kill the Hulk, doing it early in the film might accomplish the same thing Hulk’s beating at the hands of Thanos did in Infinity War. Having Thanos defeat the Avengers’ toughest muscleman in the first few minutes of the film let audiences know what kind of threat the heroes were facing. The stakes are likely to be raised in Endgame, and it may be that the filmmakers decided the only thing more effective than having Thanos K.O. the Hulk in the first few minutes would be to have Thanos take Hulk out permanently. If that’s the case, there might not actually be much Endgame footage that wouldn’t spoil the hero’s death — hence his absence from the trailers.
But if we’re being totally honest? This doesn’t seem too likely compared with some of the other possible reasons we’ve come up with.
Watch the video for more about why we haven’t seen The Hulk in any Endgame trailers!
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