Hulk’s fate in What If…? came as a huge shock to fans (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney Plus)
Warning: spoilers ahead for episode 3 of Marvel’s What If…?
The gruesome fate of the Incredible Hulk in episode 3 of Marvel series What If…? on Disney Plus has left fans aghast, as each member of the Avengers is targeted by an unknown assassin.
In the latest episode of the MCU show, the story imagines what would have happened if the world lost its mightiest heroes, leaving Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) perplexed.
First, Tony Stark (Mick Wingert) is murdered in mysterious circumstances, before Thor, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) are also killed.
Bruce’s death is particularly grisly, as he explodes into a cloud of green right in front of Black Widow (Lake Bell).
It’s later discovered that Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) is behind the deaths of the Avengers, as he assassinated them all in an act of revenge following the death of his daughter Hope van Dyne, who died while carrying out a mission as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hawkeye ends up being framed for the murder of Thor (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney Plus)
Despite it previously appearing as though the Hulk could never be killed, Hank was able to shrink to a tiny size, using his technology to enlarge Hulk’s cells, causing his destruction.
Fans were horrified by Hulk’s fate, expressing their shock as they watched the seemingly indestructible superhero explode.
‘Did Hulk really just freaking explode? WTF?!’ one person tweeted.
‘What the f**k Hulk just exploded like that girl from Charlie and the chocolate factory,’ another remarked.
Someone else wrote: ‘OH MY GOD NOT HULK DYING LIKE THAT.’
‘Yo, this episode of #WhatIf was wild. That Hulk scene tho,’ another said.
Several fans were taken aback by the episode on the whole, as the superheroes are killed off unexpectedly one by one.
‘Today’s episode has the darkest story arc with a lot of twists. What an episode Marvel,’ one person said.
‘I will never forgive Marvel for making me go through Tony’s death AGAIN,’ someone else wrote.
Episode three ends with Nick Fury coming across Captain America’s shield in the ice, after Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who arrived on Earth to avenge Thor’s death, decides to stay on the planet a little longer.
Nick is met by Captain Marvel, who’s ready to take on the fight after the obliteration of the Avengers.
What If…? Is available to watch on Disney Plus with new episodes released on Wednesdays.
Credit: Original article published here.