Last week you probably heard that Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon, broke the unspoken rule of Marvel actors by accidentally revealing a bit of a spoiler. In this case, it was about Mark Ruffalo's potential involvement in Captain America: Civil War.
Up until that point, there had been no confirmation as to whether or not Ruffalo would reprise his role of Bruce Banner/Hulk. Although he had been seen on filming locations in the past, Ruffalo said last year that his character had been removed from the script.
When appearing on BBC Radio 1, Mackie made the grave mistake of tacking Ruffalo's name onto the list of stars confirmed to appear in Civil War:
“Because 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 and Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo and everybody just do really, really good acting. And then there’s action in it."
I'm sure all of the Marvel stars are well versed in keeping their interviews spoiler free, but it's hard to blame Mackie for being excited.
Last night, however, he appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers and attempted to backtrack, sort of, on his statements from last week.
Mackie clarified that he wasn't saying Ruffalo would actually show up in Civil War per se, but rather that he was paying respect to his Marvel co-stars in general who help make the movies so successful:
"I was giving respect to my fellow actors. I said Marvel movies are so great because they have great actors. Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. [Applause] — love that guy. People take that to mean that this is what the movie is about, and this is in the movie."
I don't know about you, but I'm not entirely sold on his coverup. Sadly, it seems like we'll have to wait a few more months to know for sure whether or not Bruce Banner will take sides with Cap or Iron Man.
In the meantime, I'm sure the people at Marvel will be having talks with their actors about keeping their interviews spoiler free.
'Captain America: Civil War' will be released on May 6.
Do you think Bruce Banner/Hulk will show up in 'Captain America: Civil War'?
(Source: Late Night With Seth Meyers)