Here’s Proof that Banner was Supposed to Hulk Out in Infinity War (SPOILERS)
This specific set of toys and figures featuring the new Hulkbuster from the megahit Avengers Infinity War pretty much confirms that the Russo Brothers and the production team had a very different plan in mind for Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner in the movie.
It looks like the original story beat for The Hulk in Infinity War was that he would reappear towards the final battle and join his teammates on Earth like Captain America and Black Widow. However things have changed and (SPOILER)
We see Bruce Banner doing all the fighting in the armor until the credits roll. The strongest Avenger makes a quick appearance when Banner asks him to take over in battling Cull Obsidian but relents.
It seems like this segment was removed from the final cut. We could see this in a deleted scene when the Blu-Ray comes out but other than that, this remains nothing more than scrapped toys and funko pop figures.
Hulk-Out Hulkbuster funko Pop
Hasbro Toy Line
So I guess we all have to wait for the release of the Blu-Ray to go and find out what the motive was to change the fight and the story.
Meanwhile, in case you havent’ seen Avengers Infinity War, go and do it today. Also please read my Avengers Infinity war review while you’re at it.