Last week while discussing Captain America: Civil War, Anthony Mackie seemingly name dropped Mark Ruffalo/The Hulk as being part of the cast of the upcoming film.
In the interview, he was reported to say:
“It’s Marvel’s best movie thus far… It’s really, really good. It’s 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. I think it might be the first superhero movie that might be up for Best Picture.”
While the comment may have obviously been taking out of context with his intent, the actor appeared last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers to try and end the conversation once and for all.
“It’s so ridiculous, I was giving respect to my fellow actors. I was saying Marvel movies are so great because they have great actors: the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. And people take that to mean that I’m saying this is what the movie’s about and this is in the movie….
“I dont know what you’re talking about. The first rule of Marvel: Don’t talk about Marvel. I’m not even in the movie.”
Obviously some will take this as simply the actor trying to recover from the accidental slip, fans should take this as the final say on the debate.
Captain America: Civil War is currently set to release on May 6, 2016.
Souce: Late Night with Seth Meyers