Updated: A new interview with William Hurt has just been released by The Wall Street journal, in which he comments on the Red Hulk rumors.
While he doesn’t reveal much, only saying that he’d love to have a shot at it, his grin while discussing Red Hulk seems to indicate there may just be some truth behind the rumors.
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Earlier this month, we’d reported on a rumor of a new Hulk appearing in next year’s Captain America: Civil War – a rumor that also seemed to confirm Mark Ruffalo‘s appearance in the film.
Shortly after, while doing press for his latest film, Infinitely Polar Bear, Ruffalo who has not yet been confirmed by Marvel to appear in Civil War commented on the rumors that Hulk would show up. He’d told HitFix that Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr., told him that he was in the film.
As we’ve previously reported, we heard rumors regarding a possible fight between both Red Hulk and Hulk, which is what makes William Hurt‘s comments on General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross in Captain America: Civil War intriguing.
While speaking to IGN, Hurt commented on his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stating that we’d be seeing a different General Ross than we’d seen previously in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
“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,” he said. “[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.”
Do his comments confirm the appearance of the Red Hulk in Captain America: Civil War? Not at all, but they are interesting nonetheless.
Captain America: Civil War, which is currently filming, is set to hit movie theaters on May 6th, 2016.