It’s been a long and winding road for The Hulk in Marvel films. Take Civil War for example, his appearance in the film has been confirmed, then denied, confirmed again slightly, and then changed to be a completely different Hulk by another character. Robert Downey Jr. should stop spreading rumors about Tony Stark and his friends.
Then again, this rumor doesn’t involve Robert Downey Jr. at all. Instead it’s Anthony Mackie letting his lips loosen a few details regarding not The Hulk, but Mark Ruffalo’s appearance in the film. In an interview with BBC Radio, Mackie explains how Civil War is likely the best Marvel film so far and could even make a run at next year’s Oscars:
Having seen the movie, it’s Marvel’s best movie thus far. And I’m being honest, if a Marvel movie sucks, a movie in the Marvel universe, I’ll tell you it sucked… Winter Soldier and Iron Man 1 are probably Marvel’s two best movies. I feel like [Civil War] beats both of those movies. It’s really, really good.
Because it’s more of an acting movie than an action movie, 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. The great thing about being in a Marvel movie? They have really good actors. I mean, Don Cheadle is in the Marvel Universe! I think it might be the first superhero movie that might be up for Best Picture.
Now saying we get to see Mark Ruffalo do some acting could just be a nod to his role in the Avengers films in general. But it does make sense for him to be in the film in a way. He’s certainly a major player in terms of the team and he’s got a friendship with Iron Man and Black Widow, so his appearance during the darkest moment for the team could be true.
Will we see The Hulk, though? Highly doubtful. But whatever action leads The Hulk from this movie to Thor: Ragnarok might happen. It’s just too much of a coincidence that Ruffalo would even be mentioned by Downey Jr. and Mackie. Even if it’s just for a slight cameo of some sort.