Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi recently spoke about the Hulk’s (Mark Ruffalo) baby speech ability in the film and explained what had driven him to give this character the ability to speak a bit better. Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as he tries to save Asgard from Hela (Cate Blanchett), the green monster appears to have developed speaking abilities similar to that of a toddler. But definitely an improvement from before.
Hulk (Bruce Banner) was seen taking off at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Ragnarok panel and the trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con brought new details to what the Hulk has been up to. While we do not know how he ended up in Sakar, we found out that he has been on the planet for some time without going back to his human form when Thor meets him in the battle arena.
Thor was happy to see his “friend from work,” but his co-worker does not seem to be thrilled to meet him. With Banner’s intellect manifesting towards Hulk, his consciousness and speaking abilities, are becoming useful to the Green Goliath as well.
In an interview with IGN, Waititi had explained that Banner’s and Hulk’s polar opposite demeanors had prompted him to find a way to show that in spite of their differences:
“I was always fascinated by the duality of Hulk and Banner, and seeing how their brains could be interconnected. Could we sometimes see Hulk and could we have a bit of Banner’s voice in there? Could we see Banner and have Hulk’s personality through there?”