It had been rumoured since the announcement of his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that General Thunderbolt Ross would become his alter-ego The Red Hulk in Captain America: Civil War. Several outlets denied it, but the rumours persisted.
But if the directors of the movie, Anthony and Joe Russo, are to be believed – Red Hulk will NOT be appearing in the film.
“There’s always a chance in Marvel you could see anything,” Anthony Russo says. “But let’s say: There is no Red Hulk in Civil War.”
So, that’s that then. Unless of course they are playing possum, and are allowing the character’s reveal to be a surprise when the film is released. If they are, they’ve done a better job than the LEGO and Funko merchandise have done hiding this character.
Check out the full interview below, where they also talk about directing a Black Widow solo movie.
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (TheVision), Don Cheadle (James Rhondes/War Machine), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter) and Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow/Crossbones) and William Hurt (General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross) alongside new additions Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl (Rush) as Baron Zemo, Martin Freeman (Sherlock) and Tom Holland (The Impossible) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.