Originally Posted by ThePowerCosmic
Maybe the Hulk's heroic methods are too dangerous, and put civilians at risk. Maybe his strength is just too much to be controlled, so the WSC sends him away. And maybe there's a part fighting Thanos when the Hulk just loses complete control and goes full-on beast mode on Thanos. That would prove that Bruce still hasn't controlled the anger, and would warrant him as a threat if he ever got too angry for himself to control.
A full on beast mode Hulk still gets slaughtered..visciously by Thanos.
Originally Posted by cherokeesam
How does that make it better?
A mind-controlled Hulk massacring hordes of civilians is a box-office disaster, just the same as if he did it of his own free will.
Again: Hulk is a HERO now. Everybody looks up to him as an Avenger. That's key to Marvel's merchandising. You think Little Johnny with his Hulk toys is going to be happy if he sees (a) Hulk get dicked over by his friends, (b) Hulk rampage mindlessly through innocent civilians, (c) Hulk declare war on humanity.....you know, the same people he just got through saving in Avengers 1?
the only way I can maybe see it working is if there is stuff going on behind the scenes a bit, as we suspected, hulk gets framed, and sent off. Maybe he knows he got framed. Avengers 3 happens with different villains, and hulk comes back and aside from a minor conflict, helps them take on whoever it may be, be it the masters of evil, or ultron, or kang, or whoever.
but WWH for the plot of avengers 3? eh. it doesn't matter if it's not under his doing.
Hulk is now a hero.
in this scenario, Hulk would be the villain, whether it;s his intention or free will, he is still the villain. but he is FINALLY a hero.