General Ross Has A Big Presence In Captain America: Civil War, But There Is No Red Hulk
While William Hurt will have a significant role as General "Thunderbolt" Ross in Captain America: Civil War, don't expect him to Hulk out anytime soon.
In the comics, of course, Ross went from being a longtime critic and opponent to The Hulk, to actually becoming a Hulk in his own right -- The Red Hulk.
During a recent interview during an international press tour, the pair were asked about Ross's role in the film.
"General Ross is a big presence in Civil War," said co-director Anthony Russo. "He's a character who was ham-fisted in his approach in The Incredible Hulk. I think that's a polite way to put it. And I think he's learned from his over-aggressiveness in that movie and he's become more of a politicaian. He's much savvier now, and he's cornering the Avengers. Superheroes have always been anathema to him; he's not a fan of them. So now he's come at them strategically, by aligning the world against them and cornering them....I think you'll find he's grown as a character, he's different than he was in Incredible Hulk, and he's a more formidable, policital opponent to him."
"There's always a chance in Marvel you could see anything," he added, "but let's say: There is no Red Hulk in Civil War."
You can see the full interview below.
Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.