Red Hulk Shows Up In Captain America 4

It’s finally going to happen that he will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as has been predicted for years. The Red Hulk will finally make his MCU debut in the upcoming Captain America 4 (also known as Captain America: New World Order), according to our reliable and established source. The only remaining uncertainty is which individual this character will ultimately turn out to be.

The original Red Hulk in comic books was Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross; William Hurt portrays him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He acquires enormous power thanks to a sinister agreement with The Intelligencia, an organization of villains that includes The Leader, M.O.D.O.K., and The Mad Thinker. Although he starts out in the comics as a villain and, in all honesty, never strays far from his darker impulses, he briefly assumes an anti-hero role, even becoming the head of his own Thunderbolts team. Since William Hurt tragically passed away in March, it is uncertain how the Red Hulk will actually feature in Captain America 4.

The most apparent response is that the Red Hulk from the upcoming Captain America film will be performed by a different actor than the Thaddeus Ross version. While Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of T’Challa was retained by Marvel, it is debatable if any other actor/character pairing in the MCU has yet to feel the cultural impact of that performance. The original Hulk serves as a perfect illustration of how Marvel hasn’t been afraid to recast characters in the past, even stars. not to mention the recasting of the Red Skull and James Rhodes.

But if Marvel decided to go with a different Red Hulk option for Captain America 4, it may really be pretty appropriate. When the character first appeared in the source material, his identity was kept a secret for two years, leading many fans to speculate that he was actually Leonard Samson, also known as Doc Samson with green hair or, more recently, Doc Sasquatch, who Modern Family actor Ty Burrell portrayed in the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk (without any superhuman abilities or green hair). Therefore, keeping fans guessing about who the Red Hulk character in the movie is could be a terrific tribute to the original material.

U.S. Avengers #1, Marvel Comics 2016

Should Marvel decide to replace Captain America’s Red Hulk with a different character? One choice is General Robert Maverick, who debuted in 2016’s U.S. Avengers #1 as a new Red Hulk employed by the government. Although Maverick’s powers were a gimmick from DC Comics’ Hourman, in human form he resembled Thaddeus Ross, who had his powers stolen by the original Hulk. Maverick was limited in how long he could remain in Hulk form, just like the Justice Society superhero. He didn’t spend much time with the Hulks. The first Hulk deprived Maverick of his powers in Avengers #685 from 2018.

Red She-Hulk #58, Marvel Comics 2012

Another possibility is that Marvel may introduce Red She-Hulk in place of a Red Hulk in Captain America 4. Red She-Hulk, who made her comic book debut shortly after her male counterpart and initially went by a different name, turned out to be Ross’s revived daughter Betty, who Liv Tyler portrayed in The Incredible Hulk. It would be good to see Tyler return to the MCU given that the 2008 film is finally being more properly acknowledged in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. And what if she comes back with superpowers and is prepared to fight? Better still.


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