It’s a tale as old as time: An arrogant prince is turned into a beast by a spurned enchantress, and he must find true love before a magical rose loses its last petal and the prince/beast subsequently stays in his hairy state forever. He must convince Belle, a charming young girl, to love him, while she herself thwarts romantic advances from village hunk but Gaston. Meanwhile, The Hulk, Black Widow, and the other Avengers must defeat the evil Loki, who strives to rule the earth after retrieving the Tesseract, an energy source of seemingly limitless potential.
Wait a minute, we may have just mixed up Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with The Avengers, but we’re not the only ones, as YouTuber Darth Blender did the same thing, except intentionally, with their mash-up trailer, Beauty and the Hulk.Using clips from various Ma2rvel Cinematic Universe films and the audio from a trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, they’ve refocused the story to be a push-and-pull romance between The Hulk and Black Widow: “An incredible green beast called The Hulk keeps a prisoner inside his castle,” they write in the video description. “That’s when the beautiful Natasha Romanoff offers herself instead to free her father. What she didn’t imagine is that the beast were in fact a charming and sweet creature she would fall in love with.”
It’s the love story the MCU sorely needs, so check it out above, and no, you’re crying.
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