Since Iron Man, which inaugurated the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Marvel Studios has left loose ends for future films. One of those ends, however, left in Avengers: Age of Ultron has yet to be tied.
After the Avengers Ultron, Nick Fury tells Natasha Romanoff that something fell into the Banda Sea in Indonesia, hinting that it was the Hulk’s Quinjet, which he used to flee after the battle of Age of Ultron.
But Thor: Ragnarok proved that it couldn’t have been Banner who fell, because he ended up flying to Sakaar, where he became a gladiator.
The MCU could revisit Fury’s unidentified object now that they’ve started exploring the ocean in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever After.
But given the location of the Banda Sea compared to the underwater city of Namor in the Atlantic, it is unlikely that the crash could have been a Talokan craft.
The most likely explanation, though, is that Marvel’s writers didn’t know what was going to happen to Hulk before Taika Waititi wrote Thor: Ragnarok, so they gave Nick Fury the ambiguous line to keep Hulk’s options open.
Avengers: Age of Ultron and other MCU movies are available on Disney+ .