While filming for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie is going on in Berlin now, Mark Ruffalo was spotted on set and hanging out with Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie after filming. My bet is that Bruce Banner will just be making an appearance and try to stay out of the whole situation and not take sides.
A few weeks ago, a rumor was making the rounds that the Hulk would appear in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, helped by Robert Downey Jr saying that the Hulk would be in it.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Feige told io9 that Hulk may not appear at all — and, if he does, it will only be in a minor role. “[Hulk] is not a primary part of ‘Civil War.’ He may not be a part at all,” he revealed.
In a recent interview, Mark Ruffalo mentioned that no one from Marvel Studios has told him if he will be in the current Captain America: Civil War movie being filmed but Robert Downey Jr has apparently told him he was going to be in it. Good enough for me. Hopefully it would be both Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Need more Hulk.
Rumors are popping up again of a possible Incredible Hulk series. A few years ago, Guillermo Del Toro was working on a potential series but it never got off the ground after a long time. This looks to be a new rumor and would deal with a prequel Hulk before Avengers movies. Not sure how I feel about this. While it would be great to have a Hulk tv show, I would still want a big screen Hulk movie and I would hate for a tv show to prevent that. I want a Planet Hulk movie!!!
Captain America: Civil War has started filming and we already know that almost all the Avengers are going to be in it but there has been no official word that the Hulk will appear in the film. Well that may be changing per some recent tweets from Mark. “The Marvel family gets just a little bit bigger,” he tweeted. He also posted a photo on Tumblr announcing the release date of the film. “Welcome to the wild party! Looking forward to this amazing cast.” Nothing official of course but it sounds like he will be making an appearance to me.
The next Captain America movie called Civil War has started production and Marvel has released a list of actors appearing in it and that includes William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross whom he played in The Incredible Hulk movie. Doesn’t sound like the Hulk will be in the movie but at least they are using Hulk characters!
In a recent interview with the visual effects team at ILM, it was revealed that the color change for Bruce Banner’s alter ego would’ve happened during the Hulk vs. Hulkbuster scene.
“Initially, Hulk was actually planned to turn grey when he’s angry Hulk in the Hulkbuster sequence but hey, everybody wanted the green guy,” Wired reports. “So, in the end, ILM just changed his eyes to make them look more sullen when he’s under the control of Scarlet Witch.”
Well, that’s a bummer, I would have loved to have a grey Hulk up on the screen also. Maybe next movie….
So I went to see Avengers Age of Ultron opening night and the whole family goes as usual for every Marvel made movie. For me it was another great Marvel movie. I think I actually liked Guardians of the Galaxy better but still an overall great movie. It took about 20 minutes for me to get into the movie but then I was in fullboard. Ultron was a great villain and James Spader was a brilliant choice for the voice, it just dripped dread. He was never really quite evil, he was just doing what he thought was the logical thing to do, it just meant killing everyone, that’s all. There was plenty of action, humor, and just plain good story in the movie. Even though it was a movie with a bunch of different heroes, they were still able to fit some more character development into the movie, especially with Hawkeye and Black Widow. There was some romantic interest between Bruce Banner and Black Widow which was interesting and hope they explore further in the future. The only issue I had was there was not enough enough Hulk scenes in it. Granted the Hulk vs Hulkbuster scene was very cool (although not the ending that would really happen, let’s be honest) but the Hulk seemed to be all but missing in the final battle. Given his strength level, he should have been a major player in the final battle with Ultron. I know they were trying to focus on some of the new players but when you have an engine of destruction, you need to use him. Still a great movie that I plan on seeing again in the theater.
During a recent interview with Joss Whedon, he discussed a potentially awesome scene involving the Hulk in the Avengers Age of Ultron movie:
the original script had a Hulk moment that was so good it would have been THE fist-pumping moment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It wasn’t in the final movie, and I didn’t know why. So I asked Whedon when I interviewed him a few weeks ago. But first, a note from Joss that explains why I won’t tell you what this cool thing was:
I don’t talk about it specifically because I said to Marvel, ‘You can use this in another movie! Hold on to that!’
So with the knowledge that this cool bit could still pop up in a Marvel movie, and that it would suck to spoil it, here’s Whedon giving the hard-edged explanation for why it’s not in Age of Ultron:
Sometimes what seems like a moment turns out to be a move. That turned out to be a move.
It’s a great gag, but I couldn’t justify it. We were building a lot of the final battle around it, and it was killing us. Even when we were shooting. We had to stutter-step everything else, and eventually in post I convinced them we need to jettison this concept. I knew I could write a conclusion for Bruce and Natasha that I thought would be much better storytelling, and would be a real moment.