Up to only a month ago it really looked like Mark Ruffalo, AKA Hulk, was set for Captain America: Civil War in some way or other (here), but now it seems like he won’t be joining the cast of thousands because Marvel have other plans…
The plans revolve around Hulk’s eventual landing point after the end of Age of Ultron, it seems: “The reason is too great to be revealed in [Civil War]. 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,” says Ruffalo.
Looking at the cast list (below) it’s a good thing Hulk isn’t in there because, frankly, we already have concerns over how they will manage to cover everyone, and Hulk’s eventual fate probably deserves a bigger story than could have fitted in Civil War.
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Captain America: Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. It is set to feature the return of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, this time joined in his “solo” film by fellow Avengers Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Sebastian Stan will also be back as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier alongside Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Martin Freeman in a mystery role.
Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6, 2016.