Thor: Ragnarok almost featured a scene referencing Hulk’s two big comedic moments from The Avengers. While Hulk’s role in Avengers: Age of Ultron was designed to ramp up the drama and spectacle of the character, Mark Ruffalo debuted his take on the character as something of a comic presence. As such, Hulk’s inclusion in Taika Waititi’s more absurdist take on the Thor franchise seemed like an opportunity for lots of laughs.

Like the God of Thunder, Hulk is a character so powerful and unstoppable that some comedy and hubris can help make him more relatable. Bruce Banner usually supplies the hubris, but Thor: Ragnarok proves a talking Hulk is good for lots of ...

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