Is Red Hulk The Secret Villain For Captain America: Brave New World?

While there have been clues throughout the Captain America: Brave New World production that Thunderbolt Ross will become the Red Hulk, it hasn’t been fully confirmed to be the case. However, based on the new merch, if Red Hulk shows up in Captain America 4, it begs the question of whether he is one of the villains or perhaps the main antagonist. Given The Leader is set to return for the first time to the MCU since The Incredible Hulk, it feels safe to assume that Ross may not be the main foe.

However, it wouldn’t be shocking if President Ross emerged as a surprise rival to Captain America. Based on their disagreements in the footage for Captain America: Brave New World that screened at CinemaCon, it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if Ford’s character had perhaps experimented on himself in order to lead his own Avengers team. Given how long he has been in the MCU to this point, it wouldn’t be a big stretch for Ross to have undergone experiments that led to him becoming the Red Hulk after all these years.

The bigger question, however, is what this could mean for the MCU going forward if the Red Hulk ends up being around on a regular basis. With movies like Thunderbolts* coming up, it would be interesting to see if Captain America: Brave New World secretly sets up a role for the Red Hulk in that film. But for now, the world will have to wait and see what becomes of the Red Hulk and whether he ends up in Captain America: Brave New World.