Ever since the oversize cast of Captain America: Civil War was announced last month with a few glaring omissions, fans have been wondering whether or not Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as the big bad Hulk once again. Ruffalo himself recently told the Daily Beast that, like Samuel L. Jackson, he has no clue what’s going on: “I don’t know! I heard a rumor about that the other day. I haven’t seen a script, nobody’s told me, and I don’t have dates. But I can only hope so!” he then said. He added that Robert Downey Jr. told him he’d heard that Ruffalo was “coming out here” (“here” being the film’s Atlanta set). Now it appears that’s not all RDJ said. In a new interview with Hitfix, Ruffalo, still playing coy, says that Downey confirmed to him that the Hulk (or maybe just Bruce Banner) will be in Civil War:
“If Robert Downey, Jr. says I’m in Captain America, I’m in Captain America, dammit. And I will wait for the day that my call sheet shows up at my doorstep or my script. At this point, I’m told that I’m in it by Robert, which I’ll take as biblical, but I just haven’t heard or seen from production yet.”
Robert Downey Jr. has been known to get his way with Marvel in the past, so if RDJ says Mark Ruffalo will Hulk out in Civil War, then it’s probably true. Or maybe he’ll just pop up as Tony Stark’s sleepy shrink.