Since the film’s announced casting, fans have wondered why The Hulk was noticeably absent. Obviously the characters ending scene in Avengers: Age Of Ultron alluded to Bruce Banner wanting to distance himself from the team but rumors constantly appeared that the character would appear in Captain America: Civil War.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio, actor Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) may have let slip the characters appearance in the film:
Starting around the 17:30 mark (specifically at 18:05) the actor stated:
“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.”
Now later in the interview Mackie said:
“They tie each story into the next movie.”
Now while this is a very common understanding with all of the Marvel films, but that line alone could possibly imply Ruffalo’s role is actually a post-credit scene that ties into Thor: Ragnarok.
While it could simply be a slip of the tongue, or the actor speaking in a broad sense about the overall MCU talent, there is a distinct possibility that we may see the Hulk appear in Marvel’s next big film.
Captain America: Civil War is currently set to release on May 6, 2016.