William Hurt, who is all set to reprise his role of Gen. Thunderbolt Ross in Marvel's “Captain America: Civil War,” recently spoke about the possibilities of seeing Red Hulk. The actor revealed that he is not playing the comic book version of Gen. Ross, so there is less possibility of his character becoming a Red Hulk.
Hurt first played Ross in the 2008 movie, "The Incredible Hulk," but explains that the character in the forthcoming film will be updated. “It’s very different from 'The Hulk.' The style is completely modernized. So I’m not playing the graphic-novel version of Thaddeus Ross,” he told the Wall Street Journal while promoting his new AMC show “Humans.”
Hurt added that though he wouldn't mind playing someone as powerful as Red Hulk, he is happy with the way the Ross character is depicted "Capiatin America: Civil War." “I don’t know. I wouldn’t mind feeling like I had that much power,” he admitted. "But I created Thaddeus’ ego with the same size as the monster’s. With the same degree of messed-upness. I’d take a shot at it."
In the 2008 movie, Ross was the father of Betty Ross (played by Liv Tyler), the girlfriend of Bruce Banner/Hulk (played by Edward Norton). Ross was obsessed with capturing Hulk, as he felt humiliated by him. In the comics, Ross is depicted as the arch-nemesis of Hulk. He was introduced in “The Incredible Hulk” No. 1 in 1962. In the 2008 comic “Hulk” No. 1, the character was changed into Red Hulk.
“Captain America: Civil War” is in production in metro Atlanta. Other cast members include Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Rudd. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, based on the comic book “Captain America” by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The film opens May 6, 2016.