It’s learned Mark Ruffalo and the Hulk almost made it into Captain America: Civil War.
Throughtout filming of Captain America: Civil War there were a lot of rumors and speculation that the Hulk might make an appearance.
Mark Ruffalo was said to be spotted in Germany with the cast, Robert Downey Jr. teased Ruffalo’s involvement, and Anthony Mackie even made it sound as if the Hulk was in Captain America: Civil War.
Now Captain America: Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely set the record straight regarding the Hulk.
It’s learned Mark Ruffalo wasn’t in Germany, but the unit publicist on Captain America: Civil War was mistaken to be Ruffalo as the two look alike.
The writers do note they talked about using the Hulk and even had an idea for a Captain America: Civil War post-credit scene with the Hulk, but on second thought, decided not to do it just to add in another character.
“We can clean that up real quickly,” said Markus. “Mark Ruffalo shot no scenes. We talked about having Bruce Banner at the very end of the film, and it just, again, seemed like we’re sticking people in just to stick them in. He has clearly gone somewhere at the end of ‘Ultron,’ and that’s a story. Don’t blow it off and put it in a little tiny chunk just to put in a little extra filigree on our movie. That’s a story.”
McFeely added, “There was a draft with a stinger of him in it. But that was long ago, and reports of him actually filming stuff — the unit publicist on the movies [John M. Pisani] looks a lot like Ruffalo, so when people say, ‘Hey, he’s in Berlin dancing with Anthony Mackie,’ it’s John Pisani. It’s not Ruffalo.”
Mark Ruffalo and the Hulk can next be seen along Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in Thor: Ragnarok.