William Hurt Says We're Getting A Different General Ross For Captain America: Civil War

GeneralRossOne of the big surprises when the cast list for Captain America: Civil War came out was the name William Hurt. Hurt played General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross in the 2008 The Incredible Hulk. The film is considered part of Marvel Studios first phase, but isn't referred to much since Bruce Banner was recast with Mark Ruffalo. But in the film Hurt did get to do a scene with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and the character is referred to in the Marvel One-Shot The Consultant.

Speaking to IGN during the press junket for Humans, Hurt explained that the Ross we see in Civil War is not the same Ross from the Incredible Hulk.

I loved playing Ross the first time because I was able to try and create an ego as big as the monster he was chasing. And one that was as warped too. [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. I haven't had a lot of time to understand it, but I'm doing the best I can. And they haven't fired me yet.

Now exactly what differences Hurt is talking about remains to be seen. Could he be referring to personality differences or the rumored possibility of a Hulk versus Red Hulk battle? That was the progression for the character in the comics.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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