The newly released trailer for the also newly titled Avengers: Endgame has taken the world by storm. It is the most-watched trailer ever, and even though it doesn’t reveal too much, fans are scouring every frame with a fine tooth comb, and creating brand new fan theories for the Phase 3 Finale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of these theories involves someone we haven’t seen in the MCU for 10 years.
Reddit user, hulkreborn, speculates that during the scene in the trailer where we see Banner surveying the missing people, he becomes upset because a particular person comes across the screens. None other than Betty Ross, his former love interest, and daughter to General Ross.
Bruce Banner in the Avengers: Endgame Trailer from r/marvelstudios
This, however, seems unlikely. The Russos have already confirmed her dusting, while the faces Banner sees are of those missing, but apparently not confirmed dead. Considering that Marvel has invested fairly heavily in the Banner/Romanoff love angle, I seriously doubt that they would bring back up a character from a film they’re have tried their best to distance themselves from. Even though they kept William Hurt as General Ross, nothing else about that film has been acknowledged in any way.
It is more than likely that Banner’s sadness and guilt comes more from an internal place, thinking that maybe had he and the Hulk could have worked together, then they could have possibly stopped Thanos. The Hulk might have been successful the second time around, with the help of the rest of the Avengers, against the Mad Titan, and stopped the snap.
We won’t actually have any of the answers until Avengers: Endgame debuts in April of 2019. Until then, the fan speculation will continue to run rampant across the internet.
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