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In Thor: Ragnarok Hulk has taken full control, Banner states that usually, he feels like he's got a hand on the wheel but this time he had no awareness of what was happening. So Hulk did seem to become stronger mentally and take fuller control. This leads to Hulk talking.

Before that, we never saw Hulk talking, until Avengers: Endgame Banner again tests with Gamma radiation and end up becoming Professor Hulk.

But in Endgame when the heroes traveled back in time to get the Infinity Stones, at the events of The Avengers (2012), we see that Hulk from that time period talking. Which was never shown in the The Avengers (2012).

So is Hulk able to speak all the time and did he hide this from other Avengers?

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But in Endgame when the heroes traveled back in time to get the Infinity Stones, at the events of The Avengers (2012 film), we see that Hulk from that time period talking. Which was never shown in the Avengers movie.

Yes

It's established that the Hulk can talk coherently provided he's not in complete "rage" mode during, say, battle.

When he bashes Loki he clearly says:

Puny God

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    Plus, as we learn in Endgame, he also said “So many stairs!” during the events of The Avengers. – Paul D. Waite May 2 at 13:46
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    @PaulD.Waite OP is basically asking if Hulk being able to talk during that time period was retconned by Endgame, so that isn't a valid point. – Captain Man May 2 at 14:14
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    @CaptainMan So what? It's still the same time period and so it's the same version of the hulk. – Todd Sewell May 2 at 14:30
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    Oh yeah sorry, I didn’t spot that the OP mentioned that in their question. – Paul D. Waite May 2 at 14:36
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    @ToddSewell When OP says "But in Endgame when the heroes traveled back in time to get the Infinity Stones, at the events of The Avengers (2012 film), we see that Hulk from that time period talking. Which was never shown in the Avengers movie." it is clear they are saying Hulk didn't talk in The Avengers (2012 film) (though they are remembering incorrectly as shown in this answer) but did talk in Endgame during the 'flashback'. OP is just confused if Hulk was always able to or if it was retconned. – Captain Man May 2 at 20:12
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He spoke in the 2008 movie The Incredible Hulk

Leave me alone

Source

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    There's also a TVTrope for HulkSpeak - whether this is "official" or not is debatable, but it does prove the general notion that Hulk has the power of speech. – Snow May 2 at 13:25
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    @Jenayah Why does everyone seem to think this? No, The Incredible Hulk was always part of the MCU. There's an end credits scene with Tony Stark and everything. It's just as much a part of the MCU as every other MCU movie. (It's also pretty underrated, if you ask me. Certainly better than, say, Thor: The Dark World.) – only_pro May 2 at 14:02
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    It doesn't have sequels because Universal still has rights to solo Hulk movies. – pboss3010 May 2 at 14:26
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    He also says "Hulk SMASH!" during his battle with Abomination. – aleppke May 2 at 15:00
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    @aleppke I'm pretty sure that every on-screen iteration of the Hulk has been able to deliver an occasional "Hulk SMASH!", even going back to the old TV show. – Darrel Hoffman May 2 at 17:22

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