Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
The Incredible Hulk is filled with homages to the original comic and television series. For instance, Lou Ferrigno, who played the character in the television show, lends his voice to the big green comic book hero. And with Iron Man there was a cameo appearance by Samuel L Jackson as Nick Furry. And we know that Tony Stark himself (Robert Downey Jr) makes an appearance in Hulk, But the big question is, does Captain America show up in The Incredible Hulk?
“As a filmmaker and as a fan, I like to go see movies and watch them several times, … and every time I see it, discover little things in the background,” director Louis Leterrier told G4. “Did you know that in Iron Man, Captain America’s shield can be found somewhere? Well in Hulk you might see Captain America Himself!”
Could Captain America actually make an appearance in The Incredible Hulk? We know that the blue super serum that will be (or was) used to create Captain America makes an appearance in the film, but the Captain himself? That’s what Leterrier said, right? The “Captain Himself”! I’ve talked to a few people who have seen the film, and no one has spotted the red white and blue superhero, which means one of two things:
Captain’s appearance, like his Shield in Iron Man, might be something in the background of one shot, so hard to spot that if you blink, you’ll surely miss it (and even if you don’t blink, you still might miss it).
The piece of footage might have not been included in the advance screenings. As you might remember, the Nick Fury footage was intentionally left out of all advance screenings of Iron Man, including the film’s premiere, to preserve the surprise for opening day.Watch the video interview after the jump, and tell me what you think in the comments below!
photo source: colorbyemi