While many, including us, had suspected this was going to be the case, there hadn’t been a solid word – until now.
Mark Ruffalo has confirmed that Hulk will not be in the highly anticipated third Cap film, Captain America: Civil War. In an interview with Italian site BadTaste (as translated by ComingSoon), Ruffalo revealed that Hulk was originally intended to be a part of the film, but that was scrapped when they considered the answer to the question posed at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron: Where the hell is Hulk going to end up?
“The reason is too great to be revealed in this movie (Civil War),” Ruffalo said. “I was in the script but then they removed my character. They don’t want to reveal where is he and why. I don’t even know if Hulk will be back soon.”
Sure, it’s probably disappointing news for the green guy’s many fans, but there will be enough going on in this highly important entry to ensure Marvel fans aren’t left wanting. As many know by now, Civil War will be the chapter that sees Captain America and Iron Man come to head to head. Not only will the film be focusing on two of the Avengers’ biggest characters, you can add in, among many others, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Ant-Man, Winter Soldier, and new guys on the block Black Panther and Spider-Man. We’re guessing it’ll be something like one frame per character at this point.
In terms of what’s going on with Hulk, speculation is all we have. Where on Earth, if it is even on Earth, are we going to find Hulk? Wherever it is, we’re confident in Marvel’s decision to hold back on his revelations for now. It’s possible that, from Ruffalo’s comments, we may not be seeing Banner and his angry counterpart for a few films. Then again, maybe this is all just a ruse to ensure we don’t see his surprise turn-up in Civil War coming. Maybe Civil War‘s post-credit sequence will have something to say? Or maybe…
Captain America: Civil War will be hitting Australia on April 29, 2016, and the U.S. on May 6, 2016.