The Avengers Infinity War film has been well received by critics and fans alike. The movie has broken international records amassing an impressive $630 million and is on pace to surpass one billion dollars in sales. Spoiler alert! Anyone who hasn’t seen the film yet should probably stop reading now.
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In one of the first scenes of the film, the entire entourage from Thor Ragnarok who escaped from Azgaurd are being attacked by Thanos.
The Hulk starts smashing Thanos until it’s clear that Thanos is not fazed by his attacks and throws him like a rag doll. Loki then approaches Thanos and pledges his undying allegiance to him in a decoy attempt to stab Thanos. Unfortunately, Thanos wins and kills Loki.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has killed off plenty of characters only to bring them back in upcoming films. Loki was killed in 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World” only to be brought back in the next film.
Now, some eagle-eyed fans have given their take on why Bruce Banner could not channel or release his inner Hulk. It’s not that farfetched to think that Loki could still be alive after Thanos supposedly killed him in front of Thor. According to Unilad, before the Hulk was knocked out cold, some fans speculate that Loki morphed into the Hulk to escape.
As crazy as it sounds, it’s actually plausible. As the group traverses back to earth in the film, Banner seems weird, out of place. He doesn’t seem comfortable in his own skin, which would make sense if Loki was holding the Hulk back.
The directors of the film, the Russo brothers, have said that the Hulk was getting tired of saving Banner and didn’t feel appreciated, so he decided to hide. But even after this explanation from the directors, fans still cling to the possibility of Loki being alive.
The theory is that Loki realized that Thanos might be a greater threat than once thought, so he morphs into Banner because he knows he will eventually need help from Doctor Strange. Since Loki’s isn’t necessarily liked or trusted, he may have realized that he’d have a better chance of receiving the help he needs if he appears as Banner instead.
In all reality, this theory is possible but unlikely. But that’s the great thing about movies. They keep the community of fans engaged and talking about the film long after its release.