Per an article on Comicbookresources:
““Captain America: Civil War” co-director Joe Russo says he and the other filmmakers considered using many other characters in the film, including the fan-favorite Marvel anti-hero Red Hulk.
Joe Russo told ComicBook.com, “We had so many characters in that movie as it was. We consider everything, obviously, but with so many characters in that movie as it was to try and entertain adding another character and to get to the Red Hulk, you have to add a back-story. You have to substantiate the narrative to get to that. [Thaddeus Ross], on our list of priorities, he was there sort of as the government’s agenda and not to add another complicated super powered character to the mix.”
Ross, played by William Hurt, appeared in the film as the figurehead for the U.S. Military who propositioned the Sokovia Accords — the mandate that said superheroes were to register with the government. In the comic, Ross — a long time foe for The Hulk — went on to become the Red Hulk after the Bruce Banner incarnation of the character went away after “World War Hulk.” Of course, Hurt’s Ross never makes that transformation in “Civil War.” ”
Now calling the Red Hulk a fan favorite might be a bit much. I for one am glad he was not in the movie.
On the last day of filming in Australia for next year’s Thor: Ragnarok movie, co-starring the Hulk of course, Mark Ruffalo celebrated by tweeting some pictures. The pictures include him with the director, along with Mark with Liam Hemsworth, and a very cool pic of Mark with a Hulk head. Not sure what the Hulk head was used for but it looks pretty cool!
During the Marvel Animation panel at SDCC, they announced an upcoming Incredible Hulk animated movie. They likened it to The Killing Joke movie that was just released in terms of how dark and more adult it would be geared towards. See more information below:
The panel also previewed a feature-length animated special, “Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell,” set to air this fall. The movie will feature Hulk, Doctor Strange and the Howling Commandos. “Basically, Hulk — he’s dealing with his own demons, and his anger towards Banner,” Tastasciore said. “It’s a really creepy show, actually. I’m surprised how far you guys went.” Randomski concurred: “It’s kind of dark for the content we’ve been producing over the past several years.”
From the floors of SDCC, props from new years Thor: Ragnarok movie and they include the Planet Hulk style helmet and his battle axe. How freakin awesome is this. I must have this helmet, that is all there is to it. Again how completely awesome does that helmet look. I am almost speechless.
Mark Ruffalo spoke with Collider and had the following to say about the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok:
Reiterating that “the only person the Hulk is scared of in the entire world is Banner.”
“What’s exciting about Bruce at this point,” Ruffalo said, “is the arc he’s ultimately making and his relationship to the Hulk. And how that is going to resolve itself. No one’s really gone to that place. They’re coming for a collision course with each other. I think could be pretty exciting if we could find a way to do it, multi-dimensionally.”
How cool is that! Of course they should have just made a Planet Hulk movie and have Thor guest star instead.
Some more rumors on the Thor: Ragnarak movie coming in 2017 and how the classic Planet Hulk storyline plays into it:
“The usually on point blog Joblo says Ragnarok will feature a version of that story, which found Hulk battling Gladiator-style on a distant planet. How will it happen? Well, this is just a rumor at this point but, in case it’s true, we’ll drop this.
According to the site, when Thor finds Hulk in the movie, he’s fighting in games run by the Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum. They don’t reveal how he got there, if this is by design, or how he and Thor team up, but that’s the report. Beyond that, the site says Hulk will be sporting some version of the one shoulder outfit from the Planet Hulk comics, the first time he’ll have a new look in the MCU. (Apparently, Thor himself may also have a new look in the film, with a partially shaved head.) Then there’s Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, who JoBlo reports will “be wearing war paint on her face, much like a Native American warrior.””
Mark Ruffalo recently discussed the upcoming Thor:Ragnarok and the Hulk’s role
“According to Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo, his role in Thor: Ragnarok isn’t a simple cameo: he’s Thor’s full-fledged companion for the sequel.
“It’s an intergalactic buddy road movie with [Bruce] Banner and Thor,” Ruffalo told Entertainment Tonight. “I think it will be smashing. You’ll see a lot more Hulk …The Hulk gets Hulk-ier. The Hulk hulks out. Hulk-ier and bigger.”
Ruffalo also had some choice words about Thor and Hulk’s nemesis in the film, Cate Blanchett’s Hela.
“She plays the worst of the worst. So evil. She is going to kill us. It’s such a great part she gets to play.”
Anthony Mackie was doing an interview and he had the following comment:
“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, Chris Evens, Scarlett Johannsson and Mark Ruffalo, and everybody, just do really good acting.”
Sounds like the Hulk may be in the movie after all. Mark has denied it when the rumors first came out so it might be that his appearance is either a small cameo or is meant to be a surprise and may even lead into his appearance in the next THor movie.
So we know the Hulk won’t be in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie but he will be in the Thor Movie next year. To keep all us Hulk fans happy, you can re-watch this Coca-Cola Superbowl commercial over and over again and pretend it’s a Hulk movie (I know I will be doing just that). Watch and enjoy!!!!
Yes, we all want a Hulk solo movie, the whole world wants a solo Hulk movie but it just isn’t going to happen yet. But we may get a “solo” Hulk movie via other movies. Mark Ruffalo was talking to Yahoo and talked about the situation:
“Ruffalo said that while he still wants to do a solo Hulk movie, those rights are tied up with Universal. However, “we’ve worked a really interesting arc into Thor 3, Avengers 3 and 4 for Banner that I think will – when it’s all added up – will feel like a Hulk movie, a standalone movie,” said Ruffalo.
Age of Ultron brought a tremendous emotional reckoning for Hulk, and even though there’s not a “big” moment—he doesn’t kill or anyone or anything like that—he does realize he needs to be cut off from the world because he still doesn’t know how to be a part of it. That’s a story that could definitely require three movies to tell because clearly the first two Avengers movies didn’t solve Banner’s problem of how to be part of a team or control “the other guy.”