The Science Bros. have returned!
Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. are finally on set of Avengers: Age of Ultron together, hopefully filming a bucket load of bro-tastic scenes. After the last movie, we watched the duo drive into the sunset in Tony’s fancy convertible, and since then we’ve all wondered where they’ve gone.
Marvel Studios’ head honcho Kevin Feige was quick to clarify that scene, and reiterate that Bruce Banner is inherently nomadic, and probably wouldn’t live with Stark. Every fanboy this side of Yancy Street assumed Banner and Stark were frolicking back to the newly christened Avengers Tower. You know, so that they could be Science Bros. and do Science Bros. things. Feige’s just had to ruin everything!
But I’m ignoring him.
In my personal Marvel Cinematic Universe canon (the MCU head canon, as we all know it to be), Tony Stark lives in the penthouse sweet of that Midtown building and Bruce Banner lives in his guest room. Of course, this living arrangement was established after the events in Iron Man 3, when Tony’s home was utterly destroyed. He moved back to New York and decided he’d fell a bit safer if a giant green rage monster slumbered down the hall. During the day, the two tinker and toil on far out tech thingies, and by night, they play Mario Kart 64.
And during the opening scenes of Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Baron Von Strucker attacks South Africa, Iron Man and Hulk decide to deploy of their own volition, as they’re now more of a superhero duo than part of an ongoing team.
At least, that’s my dream!