‘Incredible Hulk’ Director Discusses Deleted Captain America Cameo
Many rumors have been spreading since the release of the latest Incredible Hulk television spot, in which the Robert Downey Jr. (as Iron Man‘s Tony Stark) cameo is revealed. But was this the big cameo we were all waiting for?
One of the big rumors was that a Captain America scene was more than definite after an interview with Incredible Hulk director Louis Letierrer on G4’s Attack of the Show, where Leterrier stated, “You will see Captain America in this movie."
Later at a press event, Leterrier was questioned by Collider.com about the quote and said, "That’s crazy. Did I say that?"
"I threw [an Easter Egg into the movie] like this [and] I was like, ‘Let’s see how many pick it up,’" he added, confirming that any Captain America appearance in the movie is more an Easter Egg than a true cameo.
Collider then asked the director to get more specific, to which Leterrier replied, "No, I can’t. Otherwise it’s not fun. Are you crazy? It’s an Easter Egg."
He eventually offered, "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."
Finally, at the same press event, Brazilian news website SOS Hollywood asked Leterrier the same question, and got a very different response:
There’s a point when Bruce Banner gives up on his quest for the cure and decides 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 [for] 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.
Other sources state that the DVD is now slated to have an extra 70 minutes of deleted footage (which will no doubt be where we can find the missing Doc Sampson footage as well). So will we have to wait for the DVD to get a glimpse at Marvel’s American Eagle? Or is this all part of a bad viral marketing plan to get more DVD or ticket sales?
You can also read a bit more about the alleged Captain America cameo at Cinematical.