This has been the big green elephant in the room that people have been dying to know more about since the production began on Marvel’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Early reports placed Hulk/Bruce Banner actor, Mark Ruffalo, onset of the film, but the folks at Marvel were quick to shoot down the idea that he’d appear in the film… or were they?
Shortly after production went underway, it was announced that the Hulk would instead join Thor in the upcoming 2017 film, Thor: Ragnarok which is set to quasi-combine the comic book story arcs from Planet Hulk and Ragnarok.
It was recently brought to our attention that Civil War co-star, Anthony Mackie, may have dropped a fairly big green spoiler bomb on all of us during an interview on BBC Radio’s Movies with Ali Plumb. During the interview, Mackie explains that Civil War is bringing out some potentially award winning performances from his co-stars and that, “I feel like the story is very concise and interesting, and you get to see Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans and Scarlett Johannson and Mark Ruffalo and everybody just do really, really good acting. And then there’s action in it. I think it might be the first superhero movie that might be up for Best Picture.”
That’s right, for some reason Mackie specifically name dropped Mark Ruffalo, but to be fair, that could mean a lot of different things. While we might not see the big green giant, we may get to see some kind of cameo from Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner. It could also mean that Mackie had a big green slip of the tongue.
While it’s hard to say, it does give us a little bit of hope that we might get to see fan favorite, Ruffalo, join the rest of his friends in what looks to be shaping up to be the most epic Marvel film to date.