The highly anticipated third Captain America movie will introduce a handful of new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland).
However, it will also bring back a character fans never expected to see again. William Hurt played U.S. Army General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in THE INCREDIBLE HULK, whose job to track down fugitive Bruce Banner (then Edward Norton, now Mark Ruffalo) hid his nefarious motivation to cultivate his genes in an effort to recreate and weaponize the Hulk.
Hurt will once again bring the role to life, and in a new interview he offers a small glimpse into his reprisal for the upcoming film:
“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. [In this film Ross] 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.”
Though there are no solid details on how General Ross will fit into CIVIL WAR, many fans speculate he will utilize Bruce Banner’s genes to turn into the Red Hulk; which will cause Ruffalo’s Hulk to find his way into the story.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER) and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Daniel Brühl, Martin Freeman, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Tom Holland, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is scheduled for theatrical and IMAX release May 6th, 2016.