Warning: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame didn’t just provide answers for Avengers: Infinity War. The film also posed a whole lot of questions about time travel and alternate realities after Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the rest of the Avengers tried to undo Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) Snappening.
This week, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige went on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit, and there the producer was asked various specifics about Thanos’ snap. What would happen to airplanes after their pilot disappeared? What about cars after they’d lose their drivers? What would happen to these people after being brought back? Would they find themselves in midair? Or in the middle of a freeway?
Feige gives the most convenient answer. Fans who’ve seen Avengers: Endgame know that Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) was somehow able to accept Hulk into his being, turning himself into the Smart Hulk. Because of his combined strength and intelligence, Hulk, the Avenger tasked with bringing everyone back using the Infinity Stones, was able to use the Infinity Gauntlet and bring back everyone safely to places where they wouldn’t be placed in harm’s way.
“We refer to the version of Hulk in Endgame as Smart Hulk. So, yes,” Feige said, confirming fans theories that the Hulk was able to bring everyone back to a safe place on Earth.
This wasn’t explicitly conveyed in the film, so it somehow feels like a cheat. But it still makes sense, so why not, really?
Avengers: Endgame is currently screening in cinemas.