Although not many may come to think it, Hulk and Wolverine have been inextricably linked since they went toe to toe in Logan’s first appearance way back in The Incredible Hulk #181. As time’s gone by, the two have repeatedly locked horns, teamed up and even carried their storied history over into other media, namely the 2009 animated film Hulk vs. Wolverine, which I highly recommend checking out.
Well, it looks like Marvel is taking the next step by combining the two. For now, all we have to go on is a cryptic image Tweeted by editor-in-chief Axel Alonso that was captioned with “Under Construction” that shows some kind of Hulk/Wolverine hybrid in a stasis tube (check it out above).
Now, let it be known that Logan met his end in continuity proper in 2013’s Death of Wolverine, with X-23 since taking his place. Likewise, Bruce Banner recently bit the dust in Civil War II, with both Amadeus Cho and Jennifer Walters co-inheriting his mantle.
Right now, it remains unclear whether some sinister cabal have recovered the body of Logan, Banner or both and have been conducting some crazy experiments. The possibility of a Hulked-out Wolverine or an adamantium infused Hulk would make either arguably one of the most dangerous people to be reckoned with in the Marvel Universe, doubly so if they’ve been subjected to any sort of mental conditioning.
We’re also not willing to rule out the possibility this is a new character altogether. To be quite honest, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on Secret Empire, as that book begins to unfold this spring, but your guess is as good as ours as to when all will be revealed when it comes to this Hulk enigma.