Avengers: Endgame released a long time back, but fans will surely take some time to get over the film. The Infinity Stones saga that began with Iron Man in 2008 ended with Avengers Endgame, and it was one hell of an ending!
In a recent Wired video, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo participated in a Q&A where the two answered questions sent to them through Twitter. During the Q&A, a fan pointed out one of the issues that came there was why didn’t the arm of the Hulk heal itself after he used the Infinity Stones. To jog your memory a little, there was a time to reverse Thanos’ snap, and the Hulk said it has to be him. Even though Hulk has superhuman healing abilities, his arm was shown irreparably damaged.
Director Joe Russo pointed out that even Josh Brolin’s Thanos, who was nearly invincible and bested Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk during a one-on-one fight, had irreparable damage done to his arm after he used all the Infinity Stones at once. The Avengers: Endgame helmer then stated that wielding the full power of the Infinity Stones does irreparable damage to whoever wields them:
“The Hulk has never come up against every Infinity Stone in a gauntlet, and the pure power of the stones. Thanos is nearly invincible, and he did not heal either. So clearly, when you wield the full power of the Infinity Stone, it’s irreparable damage to your being.”
Joe Russo’s brother and co-director Anthony added that this was assuming that the Infinity Stones didn’t already kill you:
“If it doesn’t even kill you.”
Based on what the directors are saying and have said, the damage will carry on in future Marvel Studios movies.