William Hurt is all set to return as Gen. Thunderbolt Ross in “Captain America: Civil War.” The actor, who last played the role in 2008's “The Incredible Hulk,” spoke about reprising his character and how it has changed since he played it the first time.
“[Ross in 'Civil War'] 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,” he told IGN.
He also praised the character and said he loved playing it in “The Incredible Hulk,” as he was able to have an ego as big as Hulk. In the film, he played the father of Betty Ross (Liv Tyler), who was the girfriend of Bruce Banner/Hulk (Ed Norton). Ross dedicated himself to capturing Hulk.
It is not known how Gen. Ross will factor in “Captain America: Civil War,” which will see the formation of two groups of Avengers after the government acts to control the superheroes' actions. One of the groups will be headed by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and other by Captain America (Chris Evans).
Hurt's inclusion as Ross has further cemented reports that Mark Ruffalo will appear as the Hulk in "Civil War." Though there is no official confirmation, Ruffalo has hinted on prior occasions that Downey has assured him he will appear in the film. "If Robert Downey Jr. says I'm in 'Captain America,' I'm in 'Captain America'," Ruffalo told the Daily Beast. "And I will wait for the day that my call sheet shows up at my doorstep, or my script."
“Captain America: Civil War” opens May 6, 2016. The other cast members include Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Rudd.