The MCU is a complicated beast, with the continuity spreading from movies to TV shows and even into Netflix. And sometimes there are movies that float on the edge of being true MCU canon — the details are hazy, but they do play into the wider story. Such is the case of The Incredible Hulk, a 2008 movie written by and starring Edward Norton as the eponymous green Goliath. Although the part was recast for The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk has the same backstory as Norton’s, making The Incredible Hulk part of the MCU.
But still, The Incredible Hulk was somewhat swept under the rug, until William Hurt reprised his role of General “Thunderbolt” Ross in Captain America Civil War — leaving the door open for Liv Tyler to also reprise her role as Betty Ross in the future. And now, it looks like this might just happen in Avengers: Infinity War.
Paramour of Bruce Banner and a brilliant scientist in her own right, Betty Ross has a small but dedicated comic book following, and many fans would be happy to see her reunited with Bruce on the big screen.
They also mention that Brie Larson will be appearing as Captain Marvel — which is something we’ve suspected for a long time — along with Karen Gillen as Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nebula. Rumours have been circulating about Captain Marvel and Nebula’s involvement in Infinity War for months now, but Betty Ross is news to us. So, can this report be trusted?
Unfortunately, the Scottish Daily Record cites no sources for their report, merely stating that there are “rumours” of Liv Tyler’s involvement. As shooting hasn’t yet begun in Glasgow, these rumours are unlikely to originate from eye-witness reports of Tyler on set, and so it seems likely that the Scottish Daily Record either got this information from insiders talking about who will travel to Scotland to film the movie — or by trawling the internet for hearsay. Until official cast information is released, we have no way of knowing for sure.
It would certainly be rather jarring to see Tyler’s Betty Ross interact with Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner as opposed to Norton’s, but for many fans this doesn’t matter too much. Tyler portrayed Betty with a grace and gravitas that brought the role to life, and it would be fantastic to see her reprise the role. And if nothing else, this news confirms one thing about Infinity War: This movie will be the biggest, continuity-spanning, most awesome team-up yet!