Captain America Officially Found in The Incredible Hulk!
This isn't a lie. This isn't a joke. This is confirmed news. Back in the summer when we were caught up in both Iron Man and Incredible Hulk, two rather exciting easter eggs were discovered in both movies. In Iron Man, Captain America's half-built shield could be seen sitting on Tony Stark's work desk. In The Incredible Hulk, Captain America himself could be seen frozen in the ice in the Arctic. The only problem - that arctic scene was cut from the theatrical version of the movie! With the DVD due out next week, our friends at Film School Rejects have officially discovered our superhero frozen in the ice, as promised.
If you don't have the DVD yet, you can check out the screencap below. It's an alternate opening scene found in the special features that shows Bruce Banner wandering around in the Arctic. Apparently when an avalanche come crashing down towards the camera near the end, you can see Captain America (and his signature shield) frozen in the ice near the bottom of the screen. This appearance was also confirmed by Rope of Silicon, for those who may be still skeptical about it. Take a look for yourself!
There's no questions - that's definitely Captain America as director Louis Leterrier promised. "It's an Easter egg… It's the real deal. You have to look for it," he said way back in June. And Leterrier's right, "crossovers—it's the future of movie making." I've already mentioned it before, but I think this is more than just an easter egg. By the time we get to 2011, every last Marvel movie from 2008 to 2010 will all have lead up to the arrival of The First Avenger: Captain America and The Avengers. If you thought The Dark Knight had one hell of an opening weekend, just wait until The Avengers opens on July 15th, 2011.