Is Mark Ruffalo In 'Civil War'? Robert Downey Jr. Allegedly Swears His Science Bro Will Be There
If you thought that this question had been answered already, then clearly you were wrong. Marvel fans have been wondering if the Hulk will be in Captain America: Civil War, mostly because it seems like every Avenger and non-Avenger in the movie 'verse will be in the film except the Hulk and Thor. Heck, even General Ross from The Incredible Hulk starring Ed Norton is re-emerging for Civil War, so it seems even more egregious that Mark Ruffalo won't be making an appearance. However, according to the actor, Robert Downey Jr. says Ruffalo will be in Civil War, and we all know that RDJ secretly runs Hollywood. Marvel is in the habit of casting actors that are pretty much just like their on-screen counterparts, and RDJ is Tony Stark as hell.
"If Robert Downey, Jr. says I'm in Captain America, I'm in Captain America, dammit," said Ruffalo in an interview with Hitflix. "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." All I heard in that is that Ruffalo probably isn't in Civil War, but RDJ wants him to be. Which is perfectly in line with what I would expect from the two actors behind the Science Bros Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, because Tony's bromance with Bruce got him a small cameo in Iron Man 3.
So, while RDJ's opinion on whether or not Ruffalo should be in the movie isn't actually law, there are still a lot of ways that he might still appear. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Tony got a brief shout out as one of the many dots that Project Insight was sighting to wipe off the face of the planet. In Iron Man 3, Bruce got a two minute scene in the stinger of the film. Heck, I doubt that Tony could get through an entire film without mentioning Bruce, and the search for him, even once — so, basically, Ruffalo doesn't have to appear in order for his character to be in the script in one way or another.
And, hey, if RDJ wants to force Ruffalo to come and visit the set and accidentally have him hang around in the background of a scene while the cameras accidentally happen to be rolling, well, who is going to argue with Tony Stark? I know the fans certainly wouldn't mind.