Just when you thought there was no more room in Captain America: Civil War for another instance of huge casting news, think again! Maybe. Yes, as if the entirety of the New Avengers isn’t enough, along with two villains, Ant-Man, a slew of supporting characters, and Robert Downey Jr., isn’t enough Civil War is also adding a touch of Hulk to the mix. At least that’s the word according to the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo. You may think that’s official, but here’s the thing: no one from Marvel has told him he’s in Civil War. So who’s Ruffalo’s source? None other than Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. Confused? So is Ruffalo. Not that he isn’t down for joining the fray, or course.
In an interview with Hitfix, Ruffalo said that when it comes to Civil War, it was Downey that told him he was in, but he’s still waiting for some kind of official confirmation and/or paper work from Marvel Studios itself. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
If Robert Downey, Jr. says I’m in Captain America, I’m in Captain America, dammit. And I will wait for the day that my call sheet shows up at my doorstep or my script. At this point, I’m told that I’m in it by Robert, which I’ll take as biblical, but I just haven’t heard or seen from production yet.
Hope that wasn’t a secret cameo, but Downey’s been doing this long enough to know better than to give someone news and not tell that to keep it under their hat because, you know, spoilers.
Speaking of spoilers (HINT!), considering where the Hulk’s story was left off in Avengers: Age of Ultron with Banner riding a Quinjet off to God knows where and ditching Black Widow in the process just as they conceded that they had romantic feelings for one and another, seems like an awful lot of backstory to cram into an already jam-packed movie. Especially for a character like the Hulk who’s not really needed for the Civil War story. In fact, in the original comic book story, the Hulk is off-world during the fighting. So I guess we’ll see what’s what when the final film comes out next summer.
Captain America: Civil War will be in theaters everywhere May 6, 2016.
Source: Cinema Blend