EDITORIAL: Why The Hulk Should Be Killed Off in Avengers Age of Ultron

The Hulk is not a popular character anymore, and he just plain out sucks in the films. So should they just instantly axe him or should they keep him for more pointless scenes? Hit the jump for more!

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By PsychoManiacJacky - 6/4/2014


The Avengers has it's fair share of popular characters. Including a fair share of unpopular characters. Mainly most of it was determined in the 2012 film The Avengers with Iron Man getting the leadership role front and centre while the rest of the characters take a back seat. Yes although that everyone did get a tremendous share of screen time, except The Hulk. 
 
The first time the Hulk was introduced into the new Marvel cinematic universe was in 2008 with The Incredible Hulk. Which followed with no sequel at all until the Hulk's full second appearance with a brand new actor and look for The Avengers. I think mainly Marvel sees the popularity of the Hulk has already died. The story of Bruce Banner is becoming a tired cliche the fans don't want to see anymore which is what they keep repeating. Tormented man exposed with gamma radiation that turns green when he gets angry. It's a totally unrealistic concept to be placed among the new cinematic universe. The fans can not relate to this character anymore. The only single greatest moment he had in The Avengers was when he smashed Loki and I don't believe there was anything more to him. Now if you are saying okay we may not need the Hulk but we still need Bruce Banner your wrong.

Along with Tony Stark were going to be introduced to Ant-Man another genius later on. There isn't room for three brilliant minds at all it would over complicate things further. Bruce Banner was as much use to SHIELD as a piece of wood can be. "A Gamma radiation signature, wow you know that's really dangerous be careful, that's all I have to say," sums up most of his science mumbo jumbo talk. Then he had a boring after credits scene in Iron Man 3 where he just falls asleep on a couch, yeah that sums up me watching your performance Mark Ruffalo. Eric Bana had more chemistry as Bruce Banner than him which leads me to wonder why Marvel didn't rehire him. 
 
All the Hulk ever does is cause more destruction than the villains. Don't you think it would start to become problematic if your paying for his expenses. For Avengers 2 just throw The Hulk in a spaceship and send him to space. To make sure World War Hulk or Planet Hulk those ridiculous Hulk storylines won't happen blow up the spaceship and done. Goodbye Hulk. We don't care about you Hulk cause you are a pointless character. 

Looking at Marvel's film line up and rumored films they don't about The Hulk anymore and so why should the fans even care? We already have Thor who can serve as the team brute. He is literally the God of Thunder. And we have some big giant green guy for what on the team just his strength? Oh please Thor has as much strength as The Hulk plus he can control lightning and he has an awesome hammer! Does The Hulk have that? No, that's what I thought. 

Nobody wants to see Bruce Wooden Banner again and The Hulk, Marvel if you are reading this stop acting silly and get rid of the character, thanks. He is also a major waste of their budget, do you know how much it cost to do the CGI on him? Alot of money and money they should spend better like for better effects and better pay towards the actors. Leave your comment below on what you think of The Avengers worst and most pointless character?
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pesmerga44 - 6/4/2014, 8:39 PM
I read the title and went "WTF?" then I noticed who wrote it Jacky I then went "OHHH".
HarrowingGreen - 6/4/2014, 8:40 PM
I really need to start reading who these articles are by. Jacky gets me every time. Good work mate.
BenjiWest - 6/4/2014, 8:41 PM
Absolutely they should replace Hulk with Cloak and Dagger, talk about POPULAR!! Make it happen Marvel!!
0megaDaGod - 6/4/2014, 8:45 PM
THE RETURN!

Jacky is home
TheManFromMars - 6/4/2014, 8:46 PM
Yes! Replace him with the Gay Ghost! Yeah, GG is DC's. What's your point?
blackandyellow - 6/4/2014, 8:46 PM
Another masterpiece.
Scorpion8125 - 6/4/2014, 8:56 PM

Sh!tty idea dude.

Maybe CGI Hulk can't carry his own movie, but he is a FANTASTIC and irreplaceable MCMU character who is a huge crowd pleaser.

To the BJ Singer casting couch with you cretin.

AlexanderLykins - 6/4/2014, 8:59 PM
Editorial of the year? May be a bit early to tell but it's got my vote. Best I've seen thus far!
AlexanderLykins - 6/4/2014, 9:04 PM
Seriously guys!
Pedrito - 6/4/2014, 9:35 PM
You tell him, Scorpion8125!
CorndogBurglar - 6/4/2014, 10:08 PM
Well, we all know Scorpion8125 is new here.
HypeExMachina - 6/4/2014, 10:11 PM
why isn't this on main already? what's wrong with the world today???
Grendel1 - 6/4/2014, 10:14 PM
Hulk hater! Watch for Hulk to be a wild card in AoS just like he is in the comics. Yeah, I don't see another Hulk film unless its Planet hulk (unrealstic) but he is canon and he can't be "killed". While all the other Avengers organize their efforts this guty represents a primal response to the threats that pop up and thats why Whhedon loves him. He is the nuclear response to all threats and even the heroes don't know what he will do. He may be brilliant but no other hero has the curse that haunts them like this guy. He will be the MCU's accidental hero and we will all love him for that. I think his role in the first 3 phases of MCU is pivotal.
MightyZeus - 6/4/2014, 11:33 PM
I'd be angry if the Hulk where killed off. Marvel needs to make another Hulk movie.
kinghulk - 6/5/2014, 2:21 AM
how dare you suggest killing the hulk, which is pretty much impossible. "i put a bullet in my mouth and the other guy spat it out"
TheGoddamnPeel - 6/5/2014, 2:45 AM
It'll be Black Widow who gets killed off. She's the only one whose actually talked to each Avenger, even Thor.
TheBrownHornet - 6/5/2014, 2:49 AM
Hulk pointless? Wow! You cut deep...
NovaCorpsFan - 6/5/2014, 3:11 AM
I was ready to let my inner fanboy tear into this article, then I saw Jacky and those feelings went away.
marvel72 - 6/5/2014, 4:05 AM
i was about to tell you to f*ck off,then i read who this was written by.
GliderMan - 6/5/2014, 4:11 AM
Hulk should leave the team.
TheAbaryMan369 - 6/5/2014, 4:42 AM
Atta boy Jacky
Pasto - 6/5/2014, 5:30 AM
Atta boy Jack, atta boy.
batz11 - 6/5/2014, 5:43 AM
You're a [frick]ing idiot! Oh wait, it's Jacky, yep, still an idiot...but in a good way ;)
yossarian - 6/5/2014, 5:51 AM
If they are going to kill off hulk...they ought to make DD deliver the death blow.
CoulsonLives - 6/5/2014, 6:01 AM
Replace Hulk with Squirrel Girl...


Right, Jacky?
FastFlames - 6/5/2014, 7:04 AM
Squirrel Girl, I wouldn't her collecting my nuts.. ;)
QuestiontheAnswer - 6/5/2014, 7:24 AM
What the fu-oh it's Jacky.
dethpillow - 6/5/2014, 7:24 AM
i don't know, Jacky, i usually agree with your articles, but reading this,
i find we stand on different sides of the same coin.

if his popularity is the question, well I'd say that it's not that he's "unpopular" or "less popular" than other of the most famous Avengers, but they make it so people can't see him enough.
How can we say he is "unpopular" if we never even see him?

and then when we do, he's always doing the same thing, getting mad and fighting and having problematic encounters with others?

plus, they make him too ugly. and i mean just physically, he's ugly. Norton's Hulk was a little handsomer and kinda reminded me almost of Elvis Presley when he was at the peak. Even Ang Lee's Hulk had a certain babyish charm to him.

so I think how can we tell if he's "unpopular"? how can anyone even make that decision for themselves? Marvel has to make a real deal Hulk movie before we start jumping on that bandwagon.

and what you bring up even more proves my point...look at Thor, big handsome Thor, Darcy and Jane are always drooling over his muscles, everyone cooing and petting Thor's head and whispering into his ear as he lounges around by the fireplace with them. and then they give Thor all these movies. is that really what it's all about to these people now?

Thor's really the one should kill and get rid of. if u think about it, he's never really saved anything, he just talks about it, and then someone else does it. but he gets all the credit.

so maybe it's really Thor that's your problem and not Hulk, after all. u know?
take off your rose colored glasses Jacky, and stop treating Thor with kid gloves. we need to take a closer look at Thor, not Hulk.
dethpillow - 6/5/2014, 7:30 AM
look here's Thor...

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...? how is he not "more popular" than Hulk?
look how stupid he looks.
might as well just give him a belt pouch and call it a day.

Hulk is bad ass, look at Hulk now...

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Hulk is way more Popular!!!
dethpillow - 6/5/2014, 8:44 AM
actually Jacky, thinking it more, maybe u have a truer point than I realized.

looking around at the world out there, as it is... u have a good point.

but i am taking this as a challenge to show what the "real" Hulk should be. and i am going to finish that Hulk story i've been talking about.

and by the anniversary of the birth of the United States of America,

and by that momentous day of change and revolutionary glory,
that still burns like a bonfire in all of our hearts...

I will be able to show this to u and we will see if it changes your mind. and if after that u still say... "no, Hulk is worse than Thor and why not just kill him now, just get rid of Hulk"... well then I will abide by your decision and that's what will have to happen.

but this Hulk story is one where there's not even a single other human being in it. and it has to do with Hulk living in a forest, and uncovering suspicious things going on between races of animals there.

and all the characters will be talking animals.

and it has to do with the penance of the Hulk,
and the unspeakable torment,
pain,
and suffering

that he submits to at the hands of a very mysterious entity.

so, good Jacky, give me a month, this is all i ask for,
and suffer to hold back your wrath and judgment upon this misunderstood beast before us, my client.... The Hulk.

so I petition you...

show mercy, Good Jacky,
like every wise God must learn to do on his/her ascent to the reigns of power. at least for a month.
sKeemAn - 6/5/2014, 10:05 AM
Damn Jacky, you be going crazy. The next editorial should be, "The Mind of PsychoJacky".
Trickwil - 6/5/2014, 10:22 AM
How? you can't kill him they tried it's impossible.
BlindJustice - 6/5/2014, 10:26 AM
Well written article, but you should hire an editor...

your wrong = you're wrong
were going = we're going

Also, how will Ms. Marvel fit into The Avengers? Or possibly Black Panther? The Hulk is what made people go back and see the movie a second, third, fourth, and even fifth time! Your opinion on this just doesn't hold much water, Jacky.

Sorry.
Gusto - 6/5/2014, 11:55 AM
Pasto...I'm gonna kill you!!!!!!!!
Pasto - 6/5/2014, 11:57 AM
Bring it on old man.
soforizo - 6/5/2014, 12:00 PM


Don't know what the editorial itself says, hopefully it's a spoof... but just the title alone makes me go:



It's cringe-worthy! I can't even bear to read past the title.
cipher - 6/5/2014, 12:00 PM
I'm trying to figure out if I only exist in your head, or if you only exist in mine, Jacky boy. Maybe we're both dead and in hell burning till we're a lovely shade of charcoal.

That would certainly explain the old man's presence.
GuardianDevil - 6/5/2014, 12:04 PM
Hell no! Hulk is what made the movie for me, him and Thor.

I don't give half a shit about Black Widow and Hawkeye. To be honest, almost no one does. And I liked Cap, but was expecting more. The so-called "update" was like five steps backward, and I had already been disappointed with his character due to the poor-ness of his first film. Iron Man was good, but Christ, I had already seen enough of the guy. It was Hulk and Thor that carried the film for me personally and what made it good.

And, the Hulk lacks good screen time? What the hell man? Hulk had the best scenes in the entire film! So no, this horrible idea.
CPBuff22 - 6/5/2014, 1:43 PM
Stay tuned for my upcoming editorial, "DC should kill off Superman because his last four movies sucked". ^_^
magneto10 - 6/5/2014, 1:50 PM
........you are the only person who think you know the future more clearly than what is before your eyes… stupid article.. You don't know what you're saying. m..$^&*I fu..(&%^#@$&**)((&%&$##
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