Spotlight, the movie starring Mark Ruffalo presented at the Venice Film Festival recently. While in Italy for the festival Mark Ruffalo, who we all love as Bruce Banner, did an interview with the Italian Bad Taste and spoke about what is next for his character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spoilers after the jump.
It sounds like originally Hulk wasn’t in the script for Captain America: Civil War. Then they added him in. And then decided that they didn’t want to rush into what happens next with our favorite green rage monster, so they decided to take him out again.
Mark Ruffalo stated the following. (Thanks to SuperHeroHype for the translation)
The reason is too great to be revealed in this movie (Civil War). 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.
[Age of Ultron Spoilers begin now]
When last we saw the Banner he was flying away on his own on a quinjet, which later Nick Fury told Black Widow was found to have crash landed in the vicinity of Fiji. Although with Banner’s brains and Hulk’s brawn, he could be anywhere in the world by now.
So what does it mean when he says ‘too great to include in the upcoming Captain America’? Does it mean that Hulk might finally be getting another stand-alone flick? Or that we have to wait even longer to see him, and in which film? Avengers: Infinity War? A standalone film seems unlikely given their full slate of movies for the next four years, but not impossible.