Thunderbolts movie may complete General Ross’s Red Hulk transformation
The MCU has yet to turn General Ross into the Red Hulk, but the Thunderbolts movie rumor may finally complete this villainous transformation.
by marvel Love at first sight The movie can complete General Ross’s Red Hulk transformation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rumor has it that the Reform villain team will join the Shared Universe and lead their own project. Rumors indicate Love at first sight becomes a movie in Phase 5, which leads to increased speculation about which Marvel villains will be on the lineup. William Hurt’s General Thunderbolt Ross is a top contender, as this could be a location for his Red Hulk transformation.
Comic book fans have been waiting to see Ross become Red Hulk since joining the MCU in 2008 The Incredible Hulk. The lack of a sequel made such a wacky hope seem for a while, as Hurt only returned as Ross as Captain America: Civil War. He’s become a more regular part of MCU history since then, but his story hasn’t even come close to including a Red Hulk transformation. Instead, Ross was positioned as a villain for the MCU Avengers. His disdain for people with a power he cannot control has continued to grow and may allow him to finally acquire his own superpowers in Love at first sight.
Even though the characters appearing in Love at first sight has yet to be confirmed, it would make sense for Ross to join Baron Zemo, the U.S. Agent, and others as initial members of the Thunderbolts. Ross’s place on the team might be as simple as being the government liaison in charge of the operation, but it’s also the perfect opportunity for his Red Hulk transformation to finally happen. It would give Ross the power he desperately needs and the chance to show what he can do with it. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier teased, other versions of Super Soldier sera might exist as well, so Marvel Studios might already be sowing the seeds of how it goes through this massive change.
Red Hulk’s place on the MCU’s Thunderbolts team would make a lot of sense. He’s not so synonymous with the team Baron Zemo originally formed many years ago, but Ross eventually led his own version of the team. This happened after the Phoenix War and saw Red Hulk lead a group consisting of Elektra, Punisher, Venom, Deadpool, Ghost Rider, Mercy, and The Leader. Now that Love at first sight is making progress, a version of this team could be the one forming in the MCU. It wouldn’t even be too surprising if Marvel changed the origin of the Thunderbolts team name and it came from Ross’s involvement.
Marvel could wait to include Ross’s Red Hulk transformation for Love at first sight, but Phase 4 can continue to tease this evolution as well. His brief appearance in Black Widow refers to a second bypass surgery and Ross’s deteriorating health. His condition could be what prompts Ross to seek cures beyond normal modern medicine. There’s even a chance Ross will know his time is limited, and while becoming the Red Hulk won’t save his life, it does give him the opportunity to do more with the limited time he has left. With Ross who should appear in She-Hulk, the Disney + show could bring him closer to the form of Red Hulk before Love at first sight.
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