At the start of Avengers: Infinity War, Bruce Banner's gamma-powered Incredible Hulk fought Thanos in a hand-to-hand battle that had disastrous results. Without even using the power of the Infinity Stones, the film's villain delivered a massive beatdown on the Jade Giant. Following his defeat and return to Earth, the Hulk had yet to come out again, even as the Avengers faced an unimaginable loss against the Mad Titan.
Since then, many fans have theorized that the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame might feature a rematch between the Hulk and Thanos. While this is far from a confirmation, a new leak from an upcoming Funko Pop! 2-pack may tease the long-awaited second round of this fight of giants.
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The leaked image features a 2-pack box that brings Hulk and Thanos together. Of course, it would be easy to say that this is a simple duo that Funko threw together in the same box. But the company has a history of releasing 2-packs that feature characters that are linked in some way, whether it's bringing a specific scene to life or matching two characters that have some sort of shared storyline.
The fact that both Hulk and Thanos come in the same 2-pack might mean nothing, but it could also mean everything. After all, we can see that the Hulk is wearing his new Advanced Tech suit that officially debuted in the Avengers: Endgame trailer, and that Thanos is wearing his battle armor -- the same armor he wore in the original fight. The two sure look like they are both ready for a fight, and this could indicate that the two characters will, once again, throwdown on the screen in a long-awaited rematch.
The Funko Pop! leak also reveals a look at Steve Rogers wearing his new, chain mail Captain America suit. But was is perhaps most intriguing is that he doesn't seem to have his iconic shield with him.
The Hulk and Thanos 2-pack will be available at Barnes & Noble stores, while the Captain America Pop! figure will be exclusive to Hot Topic. The collectibles do not have a release date yet.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.