Captain America: Civil War Removed Hulk from the Script

Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 1:01PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 1:01PM
Captain America: Civil War Removed Hulk from the Script
Mark Ruffalo has heavily implied that Hulk will appear in Captain America: Civil War, but it looks like he might have spoken too soon. In a recent interview at the Venice Film Festival, the Avengers actor revealed that his character was in an earlier script, but was then cut because Marvel wanted to save his appearance for a later film:

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"The reason is too great to be revealed in this movie (Civil War)," Ruffalo told Bad Taste (via Coming Soon). "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."
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This actually makes sense, since Ruffalo originally believed that he was in Civil War because Robert Downey Jr. told him, as opposed to any executives. It sounds like RDJ read the earlier script that had Hulk in it, but Ruffalo wasn't contacted by Marvel because they weren't sure if they were actually going to use him. 

But what does Ruffalo mean when he says he's not sure "if Hulk will be back soon"? His absence will need to be explained in Civil War somehow, just as Thor's will, but will that explanation prevent the character from returning for Infinity War? We've heard rumors that several of the Avengers wouldn't appear in part one in order to allow the new kids to step up, and then would rejoin them in part two, but we haven't heard anything definitive yet.

Either way, we're kind of glad Ruffalo won't appear in Civil War. The cast already contains a huge roster of superheroes, too many, most likely, considering that Avengers: Age of Ultron already felt too crowded. Every single significant MCU superhero except for Thor, Hulk, and the always-unsung TV heroes are present and accounted for, including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, War Machine, Black Panther, Vision, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Agent 13, Scarlet Witch, and, of course, Spider-Man (and that's not even counting the villains). If they add any more characters, there won't be any time for a plot.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
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Captain America: Civil War Removed Hulk from the Script