Avengers: Age Of Ultron Primer – Abilities Of The Hulk

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The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Hulk made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Incredible Hulk (2008).  During a deleted post-credits scene in the film, Bruce Banner, played by Edward Norton, was seen attempting suicide in the arctic by shooting himself in the head through his mouth.  The result was Banner reflexively transforming into the Hulk in order to heal.  The shockwave of the Hulk caused an avalanche which dislodged the ice surrounding Captain America.  As the avalanche rushes towards the screen, Captain America’s shield is visible.

This scene was ultimately deleted due to it being overly dark and violent.  In The Avengers (2008), Bruce Banner, now played by Mark Ruffalo, alludes to the suicide attempt in a heated conversation with Nick Fury and the rest of the Avengers.

Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as Bruce Banner / The Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, and Avengers: Infinity Way Part 2.  However, there are no plans for him to be in a future solo Hulk film.

Join us tomorrow as we give some more quick facts in our on-going Avengers: Age of Ultron Primer series.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for a North America release date of May 1, 2015, and is being directed and written by Joss Whedon, and starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner / The Hulk, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, James Spader as Ultron, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wofgang von Strucker, and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaw.

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