One of the big selling points for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War is the fracturing of the Avengers and seeing who will side with who in regards to the Superhero Registration Act. However, one of the big players who is not in story is the Hulk, who is not in any viewed part of the film, tot even on set. Now, when we last saw Hulk in the movies, he had left Sokovia in his own in a Quiinjet, and was reportedly on an island, alone. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Civil War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely talked about why Hulk wasn’t in the film. Funnily enough, it’s for one very simple reason.
“You put those guys in a fight, it’s over quickly. It’s like, ‘Well, we have the Hulk on our side.’ Oh, fine, then,” Markus says. “Yeah, I guess we should just call this off,” McFeely continued. “You’ve got to kind of choose your roster depending on what kind of fight you want to have,” Markus adds.
Interestingly enough, the Hulk wasn’t in the Civil War comic, written by Mark Millar, so it is appropriate he doesn’t appear in the film’s story. In the comics, Hulk was literally off planet, and thus couldn’t be in the conflict. So while it could be somewhat of an omission given how things are going in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it shouldn’t be too much of a loss. That’s especially considering that Hulk will be back in Thor: Ragnarok.
Captain America: Civil War arrives in theatres May 6th.