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Marvel Studios Revealed Why Shang-Chi Reversed Hulk’s Transformation

The latest book by Marvel Studios explained why Shang-Chi reversed Endgame’s Hulk’s transformation. It is all because of Bruce Banner.

Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk (Bruce Banner) in Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk (Bruce Banner) in Marvel Cinematic Universe

Hulk’s Transformation Got Wiped Out In Phase 4

The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe explained why Shang-Chi reversed Hulk’s transformation. As fans are currently looking forward to MCU phase 4, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk is not expected to return any time soon. However, he made a guest appearance in Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings’ post-credit scenes. But, the appearance showed up as a big shock for the Hulk fans. In the movie, Hulk was shown in the human form of Bruce Banner, which is perhaps a drastic change from the one (Smart Hulk) that appeared in Avengers: Endgame.

Bruce Banner and Shang-Chi in Shang Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings
Bruce Banner and Shang-Chi in Shang Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings

As far as Hulk’s Marvel Cinematic Universe story is concerned, his inner conflict to control the shift between the Hulk and Bruce Banner has been a critical part of his journey. Fans have seen Hulk’s control at the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok and apparently retreating his scenarios with Thanos in Infinity War. However, the situation wasn’t the same in Avengers: Endgame where the greatest transformation in his character was occured. Bruce Banner managed to merge himself and Hulk five years after Thanos’ snap. It looked like this version (Smart Hulk) will going to be the same all through the upcoming phases as well. But with the release of Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings, Hulk’s transformation into Smart Hulk got wiped out.

Smart Hulk Is No Longer Required

The recently launched Marvel Studios’ book revealed that it was the makers who always wanted to keep the Hulk surrounded with the same conflict he had before. Moreover, the book also echoed what Kevin Feige has to say about the character.

The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

We never even considered doing Planet Hulk because, as cool as we thought the comic was, Bruce Banner is not a part of Planet Hulk. And Banner has always been an important component of the Hulk storytelling the studio wants to explore.”

With that being said, Marvel and Shang-Chi both reflected how shortsighted Hulk’s transformation could be. Thus, Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought the character to such a point where Smart Hulk is no longer required.

Source: The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Screen Rant

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Prateek Chatterjee
Prateek Chatterjee

Hey there! I'm a content and copywriter by profession. Been like three years into this domain and have been a perpetual writer with Animated Times since last one year (approx.). A Marvel maniac and kinda Potterhead. Trying to articulate things simpler and thrillful to experience. Check out my articles with Animated Times here and do not forget to follow us on social media platforms for regular updates.

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