Warning: This article contains full spoilers for Avengers: Endgame!
Avengers: Endgame serves as the culmination of everything introduced in the MCU so far. And that includes Hulk’s journey from monster to hero. Over the past decade, we’ve seen Bruce Banner and his alter ego slowly evolve and come to terms with one another. And now in Endgame, we meet the ultimate combination of brains and brawn – the Professor Hulk.
What exactly is the Professor Hulk, and what does his debut mean for Hulk’s MCU journey going forward? Read on to find out about Professor Hulk’s comic book history.
Professor Hulk Explained: The Basics
Hulk is a product of Bruce Banner’s profoundly warped psychology and repressed anger. It makes sense that Hulk himself would evolve as Banner’s own psychological state changes. Essentially, Professor Hulk is the ultimate fusion of Banner and Hulk. He has all of Banner’s intelligence and eloquence and all of Hulk’s incredible strength.