Although Mark Ruffalo and his MCU alter-ego Bruce Banner/Hulk were never announced as part of 2016's Captain America: Civil War, both he and co-stars such as Robert Downey Jr. have talked as if his appearance was a given. And now in an interview with the Italian website BadTaste, Ruffalo confirms that he was in the movie -- but his scene was cut for being "too big" for the film given the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
"I thought that I would be in the film, but evidently the reveal of what happened to the Hulk is something too big and Marvel wants to hold off on revealing it until later," said Ruffalo. "My character had been inserted into the script, but then it was taken away. Who knows, maybe the Hulk will never return. However, they want to keep the revelation of what happened a secret, because it is something really big."
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled for release May 6, 2016.