William Hurt To Return as ‘General Thunderbolt Ross’ in ‘Captain America: Civil War’?
Production on Captain America: Civil War has finally begun in Atlanta with apparently many characters still being unannounced for this semi-Avengers film slated for 2016. According to the local news outlet The Atlanta Journal on the film actor William Hurt is actually in the film. William Hurt would be reprising his role as General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross from The Incredible Hulk:
The new “Captain America” movie is cranking up in metro Atlanta and some of the stars have already been spotted out and about.
The threequel is based out of the new Pinewood Studios facility in Fayette County but will be doing filming outside that complex. I’m told there’s a big scene in downtown Atlanta coming up. More on that to come.
The movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Don Cheadle, William Hurt and Chandra Shaker Sangam.
I’m told cast members enjoyed dinner at Umi Sushi in Buckhead Wednesday night.
Also, RDJ held a luncheon at Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead a few weeks ago.
This would actually be the very first indication that The Incredible Hulk and it’s characters are apart of the every growing MCU considering there has been no mention of Thunderbolt or Betty Ross in the recent films at all. Especially now that Bruce Banner has an ongoing relationship with Black Widow.
Now last year while Marvel’s Ant-Man was wrapping up production the magazine Starlog got word on a potential post-credit cameo that was in the shooting script for the film. According to their sources General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross was written into the Ant-Man script visiting Hank Pym about the impending “Civil War” that was about to occur in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Other characters that are expected to appear in the film is the introduction to Spider-Man (Frontrunner being Asa Butterfield). Charlie Cox star of Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series has also expressed much interest in appearing even though he realizes it may just be a cameo and not a full fledged role like his character got in the comic arc.
Captain America: Civil War hits May 2016