Marvel fans seem to be loving the return of Mark Ruffalo's Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, and their definitely excited for Hulk's expanding future in the next Avengers films.
Thor 3 works so well in large part because of the odd-pairing of Thor and Hulk, but the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War crossover will apparently introduce a pairing that fans will love even more than Hulk and Thor:
As Mark Ruffalo revealed in a recent interview, Hulk will be getting friendly with Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket Raccoon during the events of Avengers: Infinity War! Check out what the actor had to say to USA Today:
“It’s a very funny relationship that the two of them have: First of all, it’s the biggest superhero and the smallest. Just keeping them in a frame together is a feat and hilarious in itself."
As Ruffalo points out, having the various Marvel film franchises finally colliding together is half of Avengers: Infinity War's appeal: "All of the universes coming together is just a sight gag within itself,” Ruffalo says.
The biggest Marvel superhero and the one with the biggest mouth sounds like a great pairing to us - though Hulk and Rocket may not be the best influences on each other. After all, they're both already pretty hot under the collar - often with explosive results.
Seeing Tony Stark and Rocket together in Infinity War has also been high on fans' wish list; but more importantly: how will Groot feel if he sees Rocket getting cozy with a new giant best friend?