Captain America: Civil War has been a weird production from the start, seeming more like Avengers 2.5 than Captain America 3. Now comes news that just doesn’t make any sense at all.
Since the end of Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has been the glue that holds the MCU together. He’s appeared in almost as many of the films as Stan Lee. All this is to say how odd it is that he won’t be appearing in Civil War, a fact that confuses the actor himself. Jackson told IGN,
I was surprised I wasn’t in Civil War, because the Russo Brothers told me I was. I don’t know what’s going on.
He went on on tell Collider,
I’m not in Captain America 3. I can’t figure that out, but I’m not. I guess I’m still out there, trying to figure out what happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. and who these other people are.
It is nice that he No-Prized away his exclusion, though.
Shifting gears from someone you want to be in the film but won’t, we’ve got a rumor about someone who no one really wanted to see but will.
Somebody close to production has reached out and informed us that General Thunderbolt Ross will indeed be Hulk’ing out in Civil War … and I’m hearing there is a fight between Hulk and Red Hulk that is supposed to rival the Hulkbuster fight from Age of Ultron.
I’m not surprised or even disappointed at the possibility of William Hurt’s General Ross becoming the Red Hulk. Marvel’s already adapting one of the worst storylines in years, why not add “Rulk”, a terrible character who appeals to fanboys who wanted a more XXXTREME version of the Hulk two decades late for the fad?