Last Friday, Sam Wilson actor Anthony Mackie caused quite a stir among fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he seemingly announced that Mark Ruffalo would make an appearance in Captain America: Civil War – something that had been denied previously by those involved in the film. While discussing the upcoming film, and explaining that he felt it was Marvel’s best movie so far, Mackie accidentally listed Ruffalo alongside a few of his fellow Civil War actors. And given all of the rumors that had indicated we’d see the Hulk in the film prior to his comment, it seemed to confirm that would in fact be the case.

“Having seen the movie, it’s Marvel’s best movie so far. And I’m being honest – if a Marvel movie sucks, a movie in the Marvel universe, I’ll tell you it sucked. Winter Soldier and (the first) Iron Man are probably Marvel’s two best movies, and I feel like (Civil War) beats both of those movies. 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.”

However, while doing the promo rounds for his latest film, Triple 9, Mackie clarified his previous comment, going on to explain that people took his comment differently than he’d intended them to.

“I was giving respect to my fellow actors. I was saying Marvel movies are so great because they have great actors: the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr,” he told host Seth Meyers (as spotted by Entertainment Weekly). “And people take that to mean that I’m saying this is what the movie’s about and this is what’s in the movie.”

So, we’ll just believe Ruffalo himself when he says that the Hulk was originally in the film, but was written out. On the plus side, we all know that he has been confirmed for Thor: Ragnarok.

Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters on May 6th, 2016.

Source: Bleeding Cool.