It looks as if Captain America and Ironman will be left to duke-it-out amongst their prospective teams without the help of the ‘big guy’, as the actor that portrays the mild-mannered Bruce Banner, Mark Ruffalo confirms that The Hulk has been pulled from the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
It appears that Marvel plan on taking the green-goliath in a different direction in the wake of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, that saw Banner depart aboard a Shield jet for parts unknown. “The reason is too great to be revealed in this movie (Civil War)“, Ruffalo tells ComingSoon.net. “I was in the script but then they removed my character. They don’t want to reveal where is he and why. I don’t even know if Hulk will be back soon“.
This revelation won’t stop the rumours that a planned Planet Hulk adaptation is in the works, even though both Ruffalo and Marvel have insisted that this isn’t the case. But given how we left our favourite green-guy on the edge of space at the end of the Avengers sequel, it seems like too much of a tantalising prospect to pass up.