The image of The Hulk and Hulkbuster having a little game of mercy has created a tremendous amount of buzz everywhere after its release. The art work was revealed in a recent Marvel TV special and will be featured in Avengers 2 Age Of Ultron so the rumors are already flying rampant. Why are Hulk and Hulbuster duking it out? Who is controlling the suit? Will we ever see a Planet Hulk movie? Ill dive into the first two questions, sadly i can't answer the last one but here's hoping Marvel can in the near future!
Let start off with who could very well be controlling the Hulkbuster armor and there are two possibilities in my opinion but lets start off with Ironman. We all know Tony Stark plays a huge role in creating Ultron thus leading to the psychotic villain that we know so well. The fact that Tony unleashes what is to be the Avengers greatest threat means he wont be on their good side. There are rumors floating on a possible Natasha and Bruce romance circulating in this film the authenticity of this should be take lightly. If this proves to be true it would in fact be a big reason as to why Tony and Bruce duke it out. As Ultron grows more powerful and deranged leaving the Avengers weakened and possibly almost dead could we see Natasha fall victim to him? This would lead Bruce in to rage against not only Ultron but his creator Tony thus leading him to transform and SMASH!
This would lead up to Tony having no choice but to suit up to take down his friend Bruce. Tony calls up the Hulkbuster knowing a day like this might come when the world might need defending from The Hulk himself. This suit would be specifically designed to go toe to toe with Banner after the events of the first Avengers. The battle would be heated and with many hard blows but would ultimately end with Hulks defeat reverting him back to Banner. He would simply decide to go into hiding right after though not wanting anything to do with Tony or the world. That would be major possibility for the use of the Hulkbuster armor that i believe more plausible than my other theory. My other theory is the big bad baddie Ultron is using the armor as a henchmen after Vision abandons him in favor of The Avengers.
The theory being that Ultron being created by Tony will infiltrate all of his technology just as H.Y.D.R.A did with S.H.I.E.L.D thus leading him to create all of the suits that Tony destroyed at the end of [Iron Man 3](movie:24391). The main one though being the Hulkbuster which he uses as his enforcer if you will. The reason i don't feel so strong about this prediction though is the colors of the Hulkbuster they are more in Ironman nature. I dont believe Ultron would make the armors in Ironmans image but rather his own. Also the feud between Banner and Stark would be more interesting to see as they still dont have alot of team history. All we can do now is sit and wait for [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) to be released in May.
Let me know your predictions and comment below!