Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is already beginning to show us the teams, artwork, leaked shots, and all kinds of speculation of what’s going to happen when the Avengers become at odds with one another. But a few things that have been absent are Thor and Hulk. While we can speculate that Thor has his hands full with Ragnarock and the Hulk departed at the end of Age of Ultron, there has been rumors about the Hulk popping up ever since Robert Downey Jr. made mention of the possibility.
Well Mark Ruffalo himself has confirmed in an interview with badtaste.it that he WAS in an early draft of the film but future drafts phased him out.
“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.”
So it’s looking like the jade giant will not be in the movie. Yes of course he could always appear post credits because they want to keep us guessing but maybe there are other plans for The Hulk that are more in line with the comics. Perhaps a visit off world to another planet?
Captain America: Civil War releases May 6, 2016.