There’s no shortage of characters in Captain America: Civil War, but there’s always room for one more, right? Apparently not. Marvel Studios decided to cut one famous Avenger from the post-credits sequence from the upcoming superhero extravaganza.
Yes, contrary to rumour and speculation, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will not be appearing in the movie.
“Mark Ruffalo shot no scenes. We talked about having Bruce Banner at the very end of the film, and it just, again, seemed like we’re sticking people in just to stick them in. He has clearly gone somewhere at the end of Ultron, and that’s a story. Don’t blow it off and put it in a little tiny chunk just to put in a little extra filigree on our movie. That’s a story.”
“There was a draft with a stinger of him in it,” co-writer Stephen McFeely added. “But that was long ago, and reports of him actually filming stuff — the unit publicist on the movies [John M. Pisani] looks a lot like Ruffalo, so when people say, ‘Hey, he’s in Berlin dancing with Anthony Mackie,’ it’s John Pisani. It’s not Ruffalo.”
McFeely also explained why The Wasp was cut.
“We certainly had a draft where both Ant-Man and Wasp were recruited, but when they come in, that’s a lot of story there, and you can’t just let Paul Rudd do what we need him to do in that section, which is look at it from wide open innocent eyes and appreciate the Avengers from the outside, which gets you comic relief beat after beat after beat.
“Spider-Man’s similar, right? Because these people have an investment, and these two new people don’t. It’s not that Wasp wouldn’t also have that opinion maybe, but we have not seen her be a hero at all, so that’s an example of where we think we’d be drinking someone’s milkshake,” said McFeely. “Let’s let the Ant-Man franchise show her come to her full fruition as opposed to just doing it offscreen.”
Don’t worry though, fans will get to see Hulk play a prominent part in Thor: Ragnarok and the Wasp is co-headlining with Ant-Man in Ant-Man and the Wasp.