And it looked like Hulk and Iron Man were set to go toe-to-toe for round two on the set of Avengers: Infinity War on Friday.
The scene appeared to be a continuation from an earlier one that saw Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, Benedict Wong’s Wong and Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner facing down their supposed ally Iron Man.
And it looked like Tony Stark somehow got the upper hand, with Strange no nowhere to be seen.
Ruffalo’s clothes were also no noticeably tattered, although not quite to the asunder stage Hulking out would have rendered them.
While still in human form, and wearing none of the CGI add-ons required for filming him as his massive green alter-ego, the 49-year-old adopted a fighting stance, while Wong looked ready to cast another spell.
Also absent for the scene was Robert Downey Jr, who portrays Tony Stark in the franchise, but obviously decided there was no need for him to be there while Iron Man had his mask on.
Instead, a stand-in donned the top half of the iconic armor; from the waist below he wore ‘CGI pants’, suggesting Iron Man’s booster equipped legs would be digitally added to the scene.
Stark is no stranger to fighting his friends; the plot of the precursor film Civil War centered on a split between him and Captain America, with almost all the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe taking one side or the other.
In the film preceding that – Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Hulk and Ion Man duked it out. although the former was blindly enraged and the latter needed his much burlier Hulkbuster armor.
This time round the calm form of Bruce Banner uniting with presumably good guys Strange and Wong suggests Iron Man will be corrupted in the film, possibly by the Soul Stone, the final Infinity Gem to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Characters from The Avengers, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Spider-Man will come together to do battle with super-villain Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.
Thanos will seek to construct his Infinity Gauntlet with the six Infinity Stones, which have been progressively introduced by producer and Marvel President Kevin Feige across the film series to date.
They include the blue Space Stone, which Loki weaponized in The Avengers; The yellow Mind Stone that is set in Vision’s forehead; the red Reality Stone used by the Dark Elves and eventually entrusted to The Collector in Thor: The Dark World; the purple Power Stone used by Ronan The Accuser in Guardians Of The Galaxy; the green Time Stone inside Dr Strange’s Eye of Agamotto; and the orange Soul Stone that will likely be the McGuffin for Thor: Ragnarok.”