“Avengers: Infinity War” Director Gives Insight Into Why Hulk Refuses to Fight

Mark Ruffalo in "Avengers: Infinity War"

Avengers director Joe Russo has explained why the Hulk has started resisting his call to fight.

Hulk has always been one of the Avengers’ greatest weapons. While Bruce Banner is more of a thinker than a fighter, Hulk has always appeared just in time to save the day.

In Avengers: Infinity War, however, Hulk failed to appear on numerous occasions when it counted most. He outright refused to emerge and fight when Bruce commanded him to, most notably at the ending of the movie in the final face-off with Thanos.

In the digital release of the movie, Russo gives us some insight into why Hulk appears to be on strike from the Avengers.

“This was an interesting journey we went on with Banner, trying to decide how we move him forward in the Marvel Universe. What makes him unique as a character is that there is a host body that is being fought over by two distinct personalities who hate each other. And both want control of the host body,” he explains.

“So we thought an interesting direction to take him in is what if Banner, who typically uses the Hulk to solve crisis situations, what if the Hulk were no longer interested in solving those problems for Banner? So that the relationship is becoming increasingly dysfunctional. That’s what’s going on here,” Russo goes on to say.

“People have speculated whether there was some fear on the Hulk’s part about having to face Thanos again. But I think ultimately what it is, is that he’s tired of playing hero to Bruce Banner.”

Hopefully Hulk and Bruce will resolve their issues in Avengers: Infinity War Part II.