Thor: Ragnarok kicked off a three-film backstory arc for Hulk which continued in Infinity War and will end with the upcoming Avengers 4. Ragnarok revealed the fact that even Hulk wants to be out there, controlling and living his life on his terms but Infinity War yet again, sent the Big Green Goliath into his resting room after suffering a terrible beating at the hands of Thanos. Now we all know that Avengers 4 will see Banner turning into Hulk once again, but as many fans wonder, how?
It was earlier revealed by the Russos that the Hulk was tired of saving Bruce’s life every now and then, as he feels that he’s only used when Banner needs him and this explains his denial to come out in Infinity War. However, many fans believe that Hulk will be returning in his Professor Hulk persona where Banner will be in control of his mind while Hulk will take care of all the physical hardships.
A new dark and brutal theory by a Reddit user suggests that Thanos will kill Black Widow and that will cause the Hulk to lash out at him. Here’s what the theory states:
“Thanos will put Natasha’s life in danger which will get Bruce really angry but still not hulk out. But then she will eventually die which will finally unleash the Hulk – but plot twist! It’s just a Reality Stone trick. Widow isn’t actually dead, Thanos just wanted to unleash the Hulk like Loki did in The Avengers. But this time, he’ll Mind Control Hulk to help him fight against [the other heroes].”
However, I don’t think that Avengers 4 will see the death of Black Widow but thinking about this theory coming to life will definitely angry not only Hulk but many fans. Another fan commented on this theory with one more similar insight.
“I actually think vice versa, from how easily Thanos dispatched the Hulk in Infinity War. He will not see him as a threat at all and might simply be killing Black Widow as an example to other Avenger aggressors. Of course, this will enrage and traumatize Banner/Hulk to the point where they both feel absolute fury and reach a strength which Thanos could never have anticipated, leading to a brutal beating that comes close to ending the Mad Titan’s motives completely and ultimately fulfilling the traditional comic lore of why Thanos considers the Hulk one of the few beings he never wishes to confront directly.”
Again, I would like to contradict with this theory and rather what might happen is that we will see Professor Hulk in the second act of the film than Thanos killing Black Widow. Scarlett Johannson, who plays Black Widow still has her own solo film lined up along with an A-Force film which will see her taking the lead.
However, Avengers 4 might see Thanos brutally injuring Black Widow that will cause Hulk to lash out on The Mad Titan. Well, whatever MCU has in store for us, all of us really wish to see an epic Thanos beat down by Hulk in the upcoming Avengers 4.
All questions will be answered when Avengers 4 hits the theaters on May 3, 2019.