A leaked cutscene from Marvel’s Avengers unveils that Maestro, an evil alternate version of Hulk, will appear in Crystal Dynamic’s hit action game.
A recent leak unveils that Maestro, an evil future version of Hulk, will appear in Marvel’s Avengers.
The reliable Marvel’s Avengers leaker Miller unveiled a previously unseen cutscene featuring Maestro on their page. In this brief clip, Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, discovers Maestro while searching for Nick Fury, and the two of them share a brief but violent exchange. While the clip gives viewers unfamiliar with Maestro an idea of his overall personality, it does not fully explain the context behind his presence. Another noteworthy element is the showcasing of a realistic hawk skin on Barton. Miller clarified to an inquiring fan that this skin should become available in 2-3 weeks.
Maestro first appeared as a main antagonist in The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1-2, written by Peter David with artwork by George Perez. This version of Hulk is born after emerging from stasis after a devastating nuclear war to become a malevolent, power-hungry version of his former self. To become the ruler of Dystopia, Maestro set up a movement called PAX, or Post-Apocalypic Existence, which quashed the authority of humanity’s other leaders to crown him as Earth’s new overlord. Like the original Hulk, Maestro gets stronger as he gets angrier, but he is not nearly as quick to anger as his non-evil counterpart. While not as formidable in strength, Maestro’s powerful intellect and regenerative healing abilities still make him a force to be reckoned with.
Marvel’s Avengers has added a wide array of characters to its playable roster this year, some of which were leaked prior to their release by Miller. Some highlights include a Planet Hulk-inspired “Gladiator” skin for Captain America, Black Panther’s “Vibranium” armor and a new Thor skin inspired by the 2017 film Thor: Ragnarök. Marvel’s Avengers also treated Bucky Barnes’ fans to a 10-skin collection featuring looks inspired by the character’s most famous storylines. These skins became available in the game’s marketplace on Nov. 29.
While Crystal Dynamics has frequently updated Marvel’s Avengers roster this year, fans expecting new content over the next few years may be disappointed. According to Miller, Crystal Dynamics is planning to stop development on the game by 2024 since the company has “long maintained” the targeted 3-5 year post-launch lifespan that it wanted for Marvel’s Avengers. Ross also stated that the company’s previous plans to add the fan-favorite character, She-Hulk, to Marvel’s Avengers may have been canceled due to unresolved “budget and manpower” issues that have hindered the project since 2021.
Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.