Avengers: Age Of Ultron is making no secret that puny Banner is front and center. But what’s he been up to since the last film? Oh, you know. Building killer robots, struggling to control the Hulk as it becomes more dominant, the usual.
Banner’s been living in Stark Tower. They’ve been working side by side and Bruce has his own lab now. He’s doing work that augments Tony’s own, which could lead to an experiment going wrong…
Oh, and also, he and Black Widow are totally doin’ it:
His relationship with Natasha deepens. There’s something similar about the two of them. I see them as lost souls. They’re kindred in some ways.
Cue the “Incredible” jokes! While we’re at it, what is going on with the Hulk?
His ability to handle the Hulk really gets thrown into question in this film. The hard part is coming back. Hulk doesn’t want to cede his place. The only thing that Hulk is really afraid of is Banner. That’s an interesting dynamic.
In other words, Avengers: Age Of Ultron will probably be a tough time for puny Banner, especially since, let’s face it, it’s way more interesting to see him slam Loki into marble repeatedly than offer up some technobabble. That said, it’s nice to know that this meme is actually completely accurate: