Director of The Incredible Hulk, Louis Leterrier, sat recently with Collider to talk about that big green machine. I’m sure that some of you heard that rumor that Leterrier indicated you can actually see Captain America in the film, an easter egg much like the placement of Captain America’s shield in Iron Man. Leterrier played coy by saying “It’s an Easter egg. It’s not like oh, it’s Captain America and it changes everything. It’s still a Hulk movie, but it’s really Captain America and it’s there, you’ll see. It’s the real deal. You have to look for it.”.
I was watching the screen with wide eyes, and could not find anything that appeared to actually be Captain America. You would have to assume that since the role of Cap has not been cast, that you might not see his face or anything. This assumption leads me to believe that you might see a cryogenic chamber with a name on it like S. Rogers. Now where would such a scene be? Well during
The Incredible Hulk, you see General Ross enter a cooled room to retrieve the blue super-soldier serum. Maybe something was missed by my watchful eyes. Or, much like with Iron Man, there is a scene after the credits. I wouldn’t know if there is one or not though, because just as with Iron Man, this post credit scene was not a part the press print that was shown prior to release. Only general audiences were lucky enough to catch the Nick Fury goodness. So if Cap is shown after the credits of The Incredible Hulk, it will be you guys who are the first to know.
So was Leterrier just pulling our chains or maybe just indicating that we will only get a small taste of what he intended to do with Hulk and Captain America? Most people already know that Edward Norton and Leterrier haven’t exactly been happy with Marvel’s cutting room floor tactics. Apparently Leterrier and Norton cut over 70 minutes of footage to appease Marvel. Don’t worry though, Leterrier promises that it will all be on Blu-Ray, including this little tidbit: ““There’s a point when Bruce Banner gives up on his quest for the cure and decide to kill himself. So he travels far North and reaches the Arctic Circle. You might have seen bits of it in some of the promos. The result was a very dark and strong scene, which Marvel, me and everyone else’s considered to be too hard to young audiences to take, so we’ve cut it. Having that said, when Bruce arrives at his destination he meets up with Captain America! At some point this week, we will make it available on the internet – but I cannot tell you where or when – and the material will definitely be on the DVD.”
So will we see Captain America in Hulk? Yes and no. Yes we will see him clearly once the film has hit Blu-Ray. No we will not directly see him in the theater. However, he is accounted for in the film, but you will have to look very closely to find the easter egg that Leterrier speaks of. I like the progress Marvel has made with all of their films lately, but this whole family friendly thing must go.
Hulk Smash studio executives!
If you missed Cap’s Shield in Iron Man, I found this awesome gif over at Geektyrant.