Throughout the MCU, Bruce Banner and Hulk have always been considered as the same, as these personalities are crucial elements of the other. In Thor: Ragnarok, the audiences have learned how tense the dynamic was between these two identities.
“I’m not allowed to say anything. They’re having a real problem,” Ruffalo had said.
“Let me just say this to you; the only person or thing in the universe that Hulk is afraid of is Banner. And the only one who Banner probably dislikes more than anything else is Hulk. And they’re headed for a showdown.”
While the showdown between these two identities sounds deadly, it sounds like nothing compared to what the Avengers will face when attempting to thwart Thanos.
“Banner knows probably more about Thanos than anybody,” Ruffalo had revealed.
“He’s really trying to impress on everybody how dangerous he is. It’s a little bit of a Chicken Little. He comes in screaming, ‘Bloody murder!’ He’s seen what damage [Thanos] can cause and how powerful he is. The entire group is in disarray, so there’s also getting caught up on what’s happened here. He’s trying to get them to transcend their differences and impress upon them how much danger they’re actually facing.”
One relationship that audiences have also been concerned about is Black Widow and Banner.
“They’re star-crossed lovers, so it’ll be something they’re dealing with for the rest of their living days I think, whether it’s requited or unrequited,” Ruffalo had said.
“I don’t imagine that’s going to go away any time soon in one iteration or another.”
Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include Ant-Man and The Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, and the fourth Avengers on May 3, 2019. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming hits on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 lands in 2020.