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Here’s Why Hulk’s Post Credit Scene Was Cut From ‘Captain America: Civil War’

We aren’t going to spoil any post-credit scenes for Captain America: Civil War (our review is available here), but one scene that definitely won’t be in the movie is an early draft of a Hulk appearance. The kiboshed cameo was explained by writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also recently told our own Mike Ryan how they wrote Spider-Man into the movie and revealed which rumor is “crap.”

Markus told HuffPo,”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.”

It’s a good point, and it jibes with what Ruffalo himself has said about his character’s arc. The other screenwriter, McFeely, clarified some of the rumors about Ruffalo’s cameo, which Robert Downey Jr. also seemed sure about, and we even heard reports Ruffalo was partying with Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Daniel Brühl in Germany during filming.

As McFeely explains, it was a case of mistaken identity. Unit publicist John M. Pisani was partying with the crew, and he’s been mistaken for Ruffalo so often that he’s even reportedly helped out with pranks on the sets of previous Marvel movies by dressing as Bruce Banner. In other words, there never was a scene filmed with Ruffalo to check out on the eventual DVD release. Bummer. Kinda makes us want to go on a long walk…

(Via HuffPo and Screen Rant)

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