The last time anyone saw the Hulk in a Marvel movie he was getting his butt kicked by Thanos at the start of Infinity War (rewatch that fight in the video above), but fans are expecting the big green superhero to return in Avengers: Endgame. Now, it turns out a resurfaced interview with Hulk/Bruce Banner actor Mark Ruffalo may reveal even more information about the character’s plot in Endgame.
Speaking to USA Today in 2017, Ruffalo revealed that the Hulk would be teaming up with none other than Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper).
“It’s a very funny relationship that the two of them have,” he said. “First of all, it’s the biggest superhero and the smallest. Just keeping them in a frame together is a feat and hilarious in itself.”
At the time, everyone assumed Ruffalo was talking about Infinity War, but since that team-up hasn’t happened yet it’s safe to say we’ll probably see it in Avengers: Endgame. The two movies were filmed back to back, after all, so the actor could have been referring to either one. And now that Hulk and Rocket are both part of the diminished Avengers team, it makes sense that they’d share some screen time.
Ruffalo also has a history of spoiling key Avengers plot details. He even gave away the end of Infinity War in an earlier interview, though he managed to cover up his mistake well-enough that it didn’t ruin the experience for fans. So he’s a pretty reliable source when it comes to Avengers: Endgame plot details.
The interview resurfaced this week after redditor u/aar7745 shared it, noting that Ruffalo was probably talking about Endgame. In response, other commenters were quick to note that we could see a repeat of several iconic team-up moments from previous MCU movies, like Rocket shooting at enemies while standing on top of Groot.
Just imagine this scene, but with Hulk instead:
Or this one, with Hulk filling in for the Winter Soldier:
A possible Hulk-Rocket team-up is just one more reason this movie can’t come soon enough. Thankfully, it won’t be too much longer before Endgame is finally released.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.