UPDATE: Looks like Falcon actor Anthony Mackie has been backtracking on his previous cast list for Captain America: Civil War and its inclusion of Hulk/Banner actor Mark Ruffalo. Appearing on Seth Meyer's The Tonight Show (opens in new tab) he claimed he was just trying to pay respect to all the actors:
"I was giving respect to my fellow actors. I was saying Marvel movies are so great because they have great actors: the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. And people take that to mean that I’m saying this is what the movie’s about and this is what’s in the movie."
The original quote below does sound a lot like he's specifically talking about Civil War if I'm honest.
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Despite Hulk apparently being cut from Captain America: Civil War (opens in new tab) Falcon actor Anthony Mackie seems to know otherwise. Having said he's seen the movie in this Radio 1 interview (opens in new tab) he then list actors, casually dropping in a mention of Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner, AKA the Hulk's good side.
In a BBC Radio 1 interview Mackie said the following:
"It's more of an acting movie than an action movie. I feel like the story is very concise and interesting. And you get to see Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evens, Scarlett Johannsson and Mark Ruffalo, and everybody, just do really good acting."
Watch the interview below...
Calling all Marvel fans!The Falcon himself, Anthony Mackie, has some pretty big words to say about the upcoming Captain America: Civil WarHear the interview in full right here: http://bbc.in/1Ww8gmK
Posted by BBC Radio 1 on Friday, 19 February 2016
Now, there are three options here. Firstly, Ruffalo and Hulk are in the movie in fully green effect and its meant to be a surprise (oops). Secondly, Ruffalo could just be popping up in a Banner-shaped cameo. And, finally, Mackie just messed up and listed all the actors he could think of without really registering he was making major casting decisions on Marvel's behalf.
Whatever the outcome he's reasonably confident that Civil War will be good in his unbiased opinion, repeatedly praising its quality, ranking it as the best Marvel movie to date, and even throwing in an Oscar reference, saying "I think it might be the first superhero movie up for best picture."
Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: Civil War opens in UK cinemas on April 29, 2016 and May 6, 2016 in the US.
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