Whether the Hulk will appear in Captain America: Civil War has been a topic of much speculation since Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters. With Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) off the grid again, even the Avengers don’t seem to know where he is.
Marvel Studios wants to keep it that way, it seems. While on the press tour for his new film Spotlight, Ruffalo told Italian website Bad Taste that the Hulk was cut from Civil War.
Here’s Ruffalo’s original quote, run through Google Translate:
Because it's still missing is not known where. I thought that I would be in the film, but in the end evidently believe that reveal what happened Hulk is something too big, and Marvel wants to use this information later. My character had been inserted in the script, but then it was taken away. Who knows, maybe Hulk will never return. However, they want to keep the revelation of what happened a secret, because it is something really big.
And a cleaned up version from Superhero Hype:
“The reason is too great to be revealed in this movie (Civil War),” Ruffalo tells BadTaste.it. “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.”
So it looks like Hulk has been benched, but for how long? Apparently he’s gone somewhere significant, but where? While Ruffalo may not know when Hulk will show up next, we’re confident we’ll see him in Avengers: Infinity War at the latest.
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