One of Avengers: Endgame's Most Incredible Scenes Is Now Online

Mark Ruffalo as Professor  Hulk in Avengers: Endgame.
Mark Ruffalo as Professor Hulk in Avengers: Endgame.
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As impressive as the magnitude and more spectacular elements of Avengers: Endgame are, what really makes the movie shine are those moments when you get to see the Avengers interacting with one another in their downtime as people living in the larger world. Take, for instance, the all-new, all-verbal Hulk, who’s become something of a celebrity after finding peace and balance between his Bruce Banner and Hulk selves.

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Now that the unofficial embargo on Endgame spoilers has lifted, Marvel’s begun dropping sizable chunks of footage from the film that highlight some of its more action-packed scenes. But the latest release instead focuses on one of the quieter moments involving the MCU’s take on Professor Hulk, and it really highlights just how much went into reworking the character to better channel Mark Ruffalo’s performance, while also staying true to the Hulk’s physicality we’ve become accustomed to seeing.

Compared to previous CG incarnations of the Hulk that have appeared in various films, it’s obvious that for Endgame, Marvel approached the character much in the same way that it did Thanos: emphasizing the actor’s likeness in the final product to such a degree that there’s virtually no risk of them falling into the uncanny valley.

It’s an astonishing, incredible feat on its own, and we’ll have an even more in-depth look at how Industrial Light and Magic accomplished it soon.

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I gotta say, I was actually a little disappointed with this sequence. I kind of feel like ‘Ragnarok’ and ‘Infinity War’ set up an expectation that we’d get a sequence during the climax of ‘Endgame’ where Banner and the Hulk came to terms with each other in a way that materially affected the outcome of the fight, and to find out that nope, it all happened off-screen during the ‘Five Years Later’ card felt really undramatic. It’d be like if Cap got his shield back during the ‘Five Years Later’ card or something.