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Possible appearance in Captain America: Civil War

"As a young man, Thaddeus Ross enlisted in the military and received his nickname from his troops because he "struck like a thunderbolt" when leading them into action. Now he has become the very thing he hated most in life. He is the Red Hulk."

Hulk fans the world over, it's time to rejoice! It has been hinted that actor, William Hurt, will be returning as the legendary General Ross!

General Ross in The Incredible Hulk (2008)
General Ross in The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The last time we saw him was during his defeat in his attempt at taking down The Hulk. He was then approached by Tony Stark and was informed of the Avengers initiative! Now the question is: what will General Ross be like now? Most likely he will be very different after all that has happened in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! William Hurt, talking about his role in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), has said that General Ross will be returning as a newer and very different Ross. Which can only mean one thing...


The Red HULK
The Red HULK

General Ross made his debut in Marvel Comics in The Incredible Hulk #1 back in 1962 - and he became the Red Hulkin 2008! Though General Ross never told anyone that from the first moment he encountered The Hulk he desired to possess the Hulk's powers, he finally had his chance when he was given the 'Redeemer Armor' in The Incredible Hulk #397! Finally, General Ross had enough power to be able to defeat the Hulk! The monster that he had chased for years could finally be destroyed. His attempts may have failed, but his obsession with The Hulk grew. Later, he used radiation from The Hulk to transform himself into the Red Hulk.

Red Hulk Powers

  • Superhuman physical strength
  • Becomes hotter as he gets angrier; releasing radiation residue
  • Strong leg muscles; can leap great distances
  • Absorb radiation at his own will; becomes more powerful depending on how much radiation he absorbs

Captain America: Civil War

Civil War will be coming out next May!
Civil War will be coming out next May!

So, with General Ross making a reappearance on Marvel's big screen as a "newly developed" character then he was before, only one can assume that we may see an appearance of the Red Hulk - especially with the original Hulk, Bruce Banner, missing once again after Avengers: Age of Ultron. The storyline can develop in many directions, but one thing we do know is that there will be tons of new characters and developments in this next chapter of the MCU. Red Hulk fans can look forward with anticipation of this development along with the hopeful discovery of Bruce Banner in the upcoming film. If anything can be said, General Ross' duty will be to probably locate the Hulk, like he has done many times before.


Are you excited to see Red Hulk?!


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