In the wake of some Avengers: Endgame promo art that dropped earlier this month, many fans are more confident than ever that the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War sequel will see the MCU debut of Professor Hulk, a comic book character who’s essentially a merge of Hulk’s body and Bruce Banner’s mind. And while this development is still to be confirmed, one new theory which emerged on Reddit has offered an intriguing suggestion for how it might happen.
The theory came up in response to a Reddit post from user Angrydanmarin, who suggested that while Banner was lucky enough to survive the Decimation at the end of Infinity War, his Hulk side – which Infinity War demonstrated to be a separate being from Bruce – was snapped away, leaving Banner as the sole inhabitant of his body.
While there remains little compelling evidence for Angrydanmarin’s theory, the post did inspire fellow user Saphodmonkey to suggest that with Hulk’s mind no longer occupying Bruce’s body, Professor Hulk could be the result of Bruce transforming into the Hulk form while maintaining his own mind.
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Again, this is all just speculation for the time being, and the internet has certainly offered alternative suggestions for how Professor Hulk could enter the fray. Nonetheless, it still sounds like an interesting and creative route for Endgame to take, which would allow fans to see the big green Avenger in action after his absence for most of Infinity War, while also setting up a touching reunion between Bruce and Hulk once the snap is reversed.
Either way, it’s clear that the pair will have some major issues to work through when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.