No William Hurt in Iron Man 2 or Thor
02.19.10 by Ryan
No scene from The Incredible Hulk was more discussed than the confrontation between General Ross (William Hurt) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), which seemed to set the table for a Hulk appearance in the upcoming The Avengers in 2012. Hurt told Collider that the entire scene was made up on the spot.
We improv'd that. The entire scene had no lines written down. We did improv for that entire scene. We actually both had more of a script because of that and a feeling of more invention because of that. So we could actually go, "okay, who do I think my character is ... what would he say next. I haven't a clue, let's have a shot at it."
Hurt admitted that he will not appear in either Iron Man 2 or Thor, though he said, "if they [Marvel] call me I'll answer." Considering director Jon Favreau explained that Iron Man 2 takes place chronologically before The Incredible Hulk, the news is not surprising. Where Thor is on the Marvel timeline is unknown, but with all the characters coming together in The Avengers, it's still possible that Hurt will jump into his military dress and mustache once again.