"Captain America: Civil War" teams were revealed last week and whether the Hulk will ever show up in the Marvel movie has been a topic of discussion and speculation ever since "Avengers: Age of Ultron" was released. Now, Mark Ruffalo himself spoke about Bruce Banner's disappearance at the end of "Avengers" and how Marvel wants to keep it that way.
Last week, "Captain America: Civil War" D23 trailer -- which was exclusively unveiled for the audience at Disney's D23 Expo -- was leaked online. And, the footage left many fans disappointed with a major spoiler for the 2016 flick. And now, Hulk's absence from the film has only made them angry.
Team Iron Man and team Captain America were revealed recently, and various reports suggested that both Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo had teased The Incredible Hulk appearance in "Civil War". The reports pointed out that Bruce Banner's presence makes sense because General Thunderbolt Ross is already part of the cast.
But now, it looks like Ruffalo aka Hulk's fans will have to wait longer. In his recent interview with an Italian film website, Bad Taste, the actor said that Marvel had decided to cut the big green guy's character out of the film and that he is certainly not appearing in "Captain America: Civil War", which features some of the biggest superheros.
The actor reportedly said (translated quote) (via The Wrap): "I believed that [Hulk] would be in the film, but at the end, it was evident that they needed to reveal that the Hulk did something very significant, and that Marvel wanted to use this in a more upfront [manner]," Ruffalo said. "My character was inserted into the script, but then it was removed later. They don't want to reveal where is he and why. Who knows, maybe Hulk will never return."
Apparently, Ruffalo also hinted that there's an exciting development for the character, but he kept the details under wraps. "However, [Marvel] want[s] to keep the revelation of what happened a secret, because it is something truly significant," the website quoted Mark Ruffalo as saying.
"Captain America: Civil War" will hit the theatres on 6 May, 2016, in the US and on 29 April, 2016, in the UK.