Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
On Friday, we ran a transcript of an interview where director Louis Leterrier told G4 that in The Incredible Hulk “you might see Captain America Himself!” We saw the film earlier in the week, and were unable to see the Captain on screen. Leterrier later insisted to Collider that Captain America is still featured in the movie, but wouldn’t reveal the location:
“No, I can’t. Otherwise it’s not fun. Are you crazy? It’s an Easter egg,” said Leterrier. “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.”
But in an interview with SOS Hollywood, Leterrier not only reveals which scene the cameo occurs, but also revealed that the scene was actually cut out of the finished film:
“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 â€“ but I cannot tell you where or when â€“ and the material will definitely be on the DVD.”
Is Captain America’s cameo in the film somewhere or not? If it’s in the cut of the film that I saw on screen, then it is in the opening credit sequence which is done over a montage of clips which features a bevy of other great easter eggs including Nick Fury and Stark Industries. The Tony Stark scene which is being advertised on television felt like it was originally intended to be attached to the end of the credits (what they call – a button), but was instead featured before the credits.
There is a possibility that Marvel might attach the Captain America scene to the end of the credits when the film begins to play to public audiences later this week. Marvel Studios did the same thing for Iron Man, holding the Samuel L Jackson/Nick Fury cameo from the advance press screenings, as a treat for the fans.