Incredible Hulk’s Captain America Scene Explained (& Why It Was Cut)

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Captain America almost cameoed in The Unimaginable Hulk and right here’s why the scene was left on the reducing room flooring. Though it’s now frequent (if not anticipated) that the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe films will reference ones that got here earlier than or will come later, this was not as prevalent when the MCU started in 2008. As the primary movie within the universe, Iron Man stood by itself with out Easter eggs for different characters and flicks Marvel Studios was creating. However, The Unimaginable Hulk was a barely completely different story.

Popping out only a few months after Iron Man, the MCU reference that The Unimaginable Hulk is most-known for comes on the very finish of the movie. Marvel Studios labored rapidly to get Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark to cameo in Unimaginable Hulk‘s post-credits scene to tease the thought of Hulk becoming a member of the Avengers at a later date. The cameo unmistakably tied the primary two MCU movies collectively and teased audiences that a crossover might occur down the road. Even earlier than this cameo was filmed, The Unimaginable Hulk was set to reference Tony as some Stark Industries tech seems within the movie. However, the Stark tech additionally helps arrange one other MCU hero: Captain America.

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Following a dialog between Common Ross and Emil Blonsky a couple of now-defunct super-soldier program, the Stark cryogenic chamber is revealed to carry a model of the serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America. It’s a blatantly apparent tease for Marvel followers for a personality that Marvel Studios was on the time creating a solo movie round. The teases for Captain America’s introduction nearly didn’t cease there both, as he was initially set to have a cameo within the movie.

Captain America’s Cameo In The Unimaginable Hulk Defined

Steve Rogers Frozen in Captain America The First Avenger

Captain America’s cameo in The Unimaginable Hulk is available in one of some deleted scenes from the second MCU movie. In one of many scenes, Bruce Banner travels north to the Arctic Circle to kill himself after not with the ability to discover a treatment. After he wanders by means of this snowy setting and is about to drag the set off, Bruce transforms into the Hulk as soon as once more. The scene then reveals that Hulk is liable for a large ice construction collapsing, which breaks up the frozen floor beneath. Though the second is fast, Captain America’s physique and protect could be seen frozen in ice on the underside left facet of the display screen.

Why Unimaginable Hulk’s Captain America Scene Was Minimize

Edward Norton- The Incredible Hulk

As enjoyable as it might have been to get this Captain America cameo in 2008, the scene was lower from The Unimaginable Hulk in the course of the modifying course of. So, why did Marvel Studios and director Louis Leterrier make this resolution? It got here all the way down to the contents of the scene earlier than Captain America reveals up. For the reason that whole scene is a part of Bruce making an attempt to kill himself, it was determined that this was too darkish to incorporate within the movie. The suicide try was talked about by Bruce in The Avengers although.

Whereas the darkish nature of the scene was the first motive behind the scene being lower, it additionally gave Joe Johnston a bit extra freedom with Captain America: The First Avenger because of this. Captain America ended up frozen in ice both approach, however his solo film had him frozen inside Purple Cranium’s aircraft. This scene from The Unimaginable Hulk would point out that Captain America would’ve been thrown out of the aircraft in the course of the crash or tried to flee beforehand. The latter would’ve made extra sense to Conflict Machine, however it will’ve utterly modified Cap’s position within the MCU.

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