Hulk has aged a lot faster than any of the MCU characters; here's how.
A new postulation from the Marvel Cinematic Universe could explain the age of Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk.
Although Bruce Banner’s alter ego, Emerald Giant looks to be of the same age as the rest of Avengers heroes like Iron Man and Hawkeye, the Hulk part of his split personality might be A LOT older.
Hulk may have aged drastically from his time at Sakaar in Thor: Ragnarok.SOURCE: Uprrox
A recent theory via Screen Rant heads back to the events of Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. The 2017 superhero movie had the God of Thunder trapped on an inhospitable planet, Sakaar whilst fighting as a slave warrior for Jeff Goldblum’s villainous Grandmaster.
If the movie’s promotional campaign hadn’t spoiled the surprise, fans would’ve been stunned to see Thor doing the battle with the green beast. Ending up on Sakaar at some point after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hulk had suppressed Banner to the recesses of his mind and become the Grandmaster’s champion.
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According to the Screen Rant, the weird nature of Hulk shown on Sakaar means that Doc Green is actually 235,000 years old.
But if fans are wondering where the assumption for Hulk's true biological age comes from, then the following explanations might help to apprehend that confusion.
The theory starts with Thor’s arrival on Sakaar which is just a few weeks after Loki’s first step into the planet, despite exiting the Bifrost just 11 seconds later than his trickster brother. Taking weeks as a minimum of 15 days, that means one second of Earth time corresponds to 117,818 seconds of Sakaar time.
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Two years passed between Hulk’s one-way trip following the Age of Ultron’s battle of Sokovia. If we do the maths, then it means the two years of Banner and Hulk on Sakaar is actually 235,000 Earth years.
The Grandmaster mentioned it himself during Ragnarok: “Time works a little different around these parts. On any other world, I’d be like, millions of years old.”
Watch Thor vs Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok.
Despite being part of the MCU since way back in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, the character went on to receive quite a repair from its size to its host actor. The Marvel Cinematics had something of a reboot in Hulk’s story when Edward Norton was replaced by Ruffalo for 2012’s The Avengers.
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Also, no one can miss the fact that Hulk spent the majority of Avengers: Infinity War hiding in the shadows. While Banner was around for the entire movie, Hulk briefly brawled with Thanos and then decided to hide away for the entire movie.
Thankfully, Joe Fixit looks like he’ll be doing a lot of smashing in Avengers: Endgame.