William Hurt Hints At A Different Portrayal Of General Ross In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

The last time William Hurt played General Ross was in Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk nearly a decade ago. The post credits scene in The Incredible Hulk showed a miserable General Ross sitting at a Bar and then Tony Stark walks in. This personally led me to believe that we would see more of Ross in future MCU films, but it wasn’t so. 

Every Marvel film after The Incredible Hulk excluded Hurt until 2015 when he was announced to join the cast of Captain America: Civil War, reprising the role of General Ross. Hurt recently had a chance to sit down with IGN to discuss his new show on AMC Humans.

When asked how it felt to reprise the role of General Ross? Hurt told IGN

Well first of all it was delightful to get that call,” Hurt said with laugh. “And second of all… how am I going to catch this train? Or how am I going to catch this 747? Because it can’t land for you. It’s got to keep going.

Hurt also hinted at few changes to the Ross character…

I loved playing Ross the first time because I was able to try and create an ego as big as the monster he was chasing. And one that was as warped too, Ross in Civil War is different because it’s a different style. It’s a more modernized style. And what they’ve done is they’ve taken a character who was the Ross from the older film and made a new version. This is a much newer Ross. A much different Ross. And I liked that a lot. I haven’t had a lot of time to understand it, but I’m doing the best I can. And they haven’t fired me yet.

I don’t know what differences they could have done with General Ross, but I do know that Ross essentially turns into the monster he’s been hunting. Ross becomes The Red Hulk in comics and The Red Hulk assembled a team called the Thunderbolts who are a big part of the Civil War comic. I don’t know what changes they have in store for General Ross, but I hope it’s awesome.

What do you think of these comments? Do you think Ross could become the Red Hulk in Civil War? Sound off in the comments below!

Captain America: Civil War Comes to Theaters May 6, 2016


(Nate Brail)

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