AceShowbiz - Is Loki's death in "Avengers: Infinity War" just another trick? The God of Mischief has several times faked his own death. And while moviegoers were initially convinced that his death was for real this time, they might be wrong again.
A theory raised by a fan, former entertainment journalist Josh Dickey, may provide an explanation as to how Loki could survive the slaughter at the hands of Thanos. He tweeted, "Loki's dagger sneak attack on Thanos was feeble. He knew it wouldn't work. Heimdall also knows Banner can probably survive anything Thanos throws at him in the short-term. On Earth, Banner is acting loopy. Can't hulk out. Deception more useful now than force. Banner is Loki."
Loki's dagger sneak attack on Thanos was feeble. He knew it wouldn't work.— Josh L. Dickey (@JLDlite) May 10, 2018
Heimdall also knows Banner can probably survive anything Thanos throws at him in the short-term. On Earth, Banner is acting loopy. Can't hulk out.
Deception more useful now than force.
Banner is Loki
So, was Loki disguising as Bruce Banner all this time? This sounds possible when you notice something's different with Bruce in "Infinity War". He seems to be distant with Black Widow when they're reunited, something which directors Joe and Anthony Russo explained as the result of two years having passed on and the two characters having moved on.
Another evidence is perhaps Bruce's inability to transform into the Hulk. Throughout the movie, he has an inner battle with his green alter ego, which refuses to show up during the climatic battle scenes. Another point is that Bruce knows too much about Infinity Stones, which he's not supposed to be as familiar with as gods like Thor and Loki.
Add those with Bruce who seems to remember everything the Hulk experienced on the Asgardian vessel, while previous films have established that Bruce can't remember anything from his time as the Hulk, the Bruce in "Infinity War" doesn't seem like himself.
Of course, only time can tell if this theory is right while fans are awaiting for the return of the Marvel superheroes in "Avengers 4", which is due out May 3, 2019 in the United States.