Captain America: Civil War boasts arguably the most impressive cast and set of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far, and the film is gearing itself up to be Marvel’s most ambitious effort to date. While most of the Avengers are set to return to the film, one major member of the team has been left out of the film for reasons unknown and it appeared as if we wouldn’t see everyone’s favorite green monster in a Marvel film any time soon.
It appears, however, that may no longer be the case, as actor Mark Ruffalo (who plays Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk in the MCU) revealed in an interview with HitFix that according to fellow actor and Avenger Robert Downey Jr., we will be seeing the Hulk make an appearance in next year’s Captain America sequel. He told them:
“I don’t know,” Ruffalo answered with a laugh when asked if he’s in 2016’s “Civil War.” “If Robert Downey Jr. says I’m in ‘Captain America,’ then I’m in ‘Captain America,’ dammit. I will wait for the day that my call sheet shows up on my doorstep, or my script. At this point, I’m told that I’m in it — by Robert — which I’ll take as as Biblical, but I just haven’t seen or heard from production yet.”
While Marvel has yet to confirm or deny this piece of news, Robert Downey Jr. seems like a pretty credible source and seeing as he is highly involved in the film it makes sense that he would in fact be privy to that type of information.
Should Ruffalo join the film, he’ll be another great addition to an already amazing cast that includes Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton / Hawkeye), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson / Falcon), Don Cheadle (James “Rhody” Rhodes / War Machine), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch) and Paul Rudd (Scott Lang / Ant-Man), among many others.
Captain America will see the return of Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and is set to take over theaters on May 6, 2016.