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The final scenes of The Age of Ultron show a self-controlled Hulk fleeing in a jet because they (Hulk and Banner) don't want to risk Black Widow's life in a dangerous relationship. Banner says Hulk is "another guy" because when he is Hulk he cannot control his emotions and actions, but it seems both personalities share their memories and even being Hulk he/...


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In a way it did. The ending of The Incredible Hulk we see Bruce attempting to control the transformation, a few years later in The Avengers we see that he has succeeded in gaining some control over the Hulk. We can then assume that his trip to India was probably part of that training process. When Bruce meets Natasha for the first time this conversation ...


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A large part of Bruce Banner's self control is based on distracting himself and thus mentally distancing himself from being The Hulk. Now how does he do that? Banner being a world class physicist employs his immense knowledge ( He is described by Marvel comics as "possessing a mind so brilliant it cannot be measured on any known intelligence test."1) in ...


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Marvel simply decided they wanted someone else to play him To quote Kevin Feige, President of Production for Marvel Studios: We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies ...


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The Hulk from The Avengers was intended to be a continuation of The Hulk from The Incredible Hulk. Due to a(n) (overblown) dispute between Edward Norton and Marvel Studios on the changes Norton made to the script, which were filmed and then cut by the studio, Norton was not asked to reprise his role. Norton's press release at the time of the film release ...


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Marvel Cinematic Universe Hulk has had very little character development, and even less actual dialog to which to justify any emotion. The current state of Banner/Hulk is purely self-preservation. MCU Hulk hasn't shown any emotion good or bad towards his other half, or signs that he dislikes being Banner for long times. MCU Hulk is essentially just the rage ...


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They were talking about the Avengers Initiative, the same thing Nick Fury was talking about at the end of Iron Man. And yes, it ties directly into the first Avengers movie -- it's the reason the Hulk is a member of the group. If you just watch the scene in the movie, and nothing else, then the conversation they have appears to be about The Hulk. It looks ...


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Although various iterations of Hulk exist, the common denominator is that increased anger = increased strength. During Age of Ultron, Iron Man attempts to reason with the beast whilst it is rampaging through Johannesburg. During these futile negotiations, he mentions Banner before quickly changing direction, realising he has angered Hulk (which isn't going ...


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This is explained within the MCU comic Fury's Big Week, which bridges the events between the MCU Movies Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk and Thor. In the comic, Sterns is retrieved by Black Widow, who has discovered him in the mutated form of The Leader. Romanoff shoots Stern in the leg, incapacitating him. He is then placed under S.H.I.E.L.D custody, and ...


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Insider reference to the comic books. In the Marvel universe Samuel Sterns was mutated by gamma radiation into The Leader.


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In the end of The Incredible Hulk we see Banner meditating and gaining some control over his transformation. Whether it is true or not but the stereotype is that India is a good place if one wants to engage in spiritual studies, meditation or yoga type activities. (It's true. I know ;) ) Plus, Banner being a brilliant doctor and a good person at heart (when ...


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I definitely see it as a sequel because it basically continues from the first and was (at least initially) intended as a sequel. Word is that the studio intended it to be a sequel and Norton intended it to be a remake. I also see that supposed 'origin' story at the beginning of The Incredible Hulk to be Bruce returning to fix the Hulk with Betty but it ...


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I think of the Hulk-Banner relationship like an inversion of our own mind's frontal cortex and mammalian hind-brain. The hind brain is like a simple, childish animal; it doesn't think very far ahead and is only really interested in itself and it's own wants and needs. It acts reflexively and without restraint. The frontal-cortex (the bit where humanity ...


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