Thursday, June 12, 2008

THE INCREDIBLE HULK - THE LOST EASTER EGG

ITEM! Actually director “King Louis” Leterrier’s bestest easter egg in The Incredible Hulk movie isn’t technically lost... it just wasn’t included in the final release cut of the movie. Originally Mighty Marvel snuck in another reference to the upcoming Captain America movie, which Louis talks about in this interview. In a scene the studio deemed too intense for younger viewers, Bruce Banner tries to shoot himself in the arctic, only to trigger a transformation into the Hulk. Oddly enough, this same basic scene is still included in the video game. 

*UPDATED* See the actual footage with instructions on how to spot Cap right here.

In the excised footage, the Hulk rages, then knocks loose a chunk of glacier in a bit very similar to the one shown below from Avengers #4 (March 1964, natch). Just substitute ol' Greenskin for Subby and - bingo! Hopefully we'll see this scene included in the eventual DVD extras later this year.

You know, I have to give it up to directors and screenwriters smart enough to crib from the best - namely Yours Truly! Enjoy the show!



Excelsior!
Smiley

4 comments:

Jasper said...

Ahhh... the easter egg that almost was. You're right, the Banner arctic suicide attempt scene is one of the first cutaways in the Hulk game. I also noticed that the Doc Samson treating Bruce scenes featured in bunches of the trailers wasn't in the movie either...

J.S.

RoXr1138 said...

Those missing scenes must be part of the edits that Ed Norton was arguing with the studio about. I've noticed he's not doing as much publicity for the film as the rest of the cast...

Anonymous said...

I shot myself in the arctic once. Not too bad since it's kinda numb anyway.
Just remember to never shoot yourself in the tropic. You might get an infection.

Anonymous said...

One thing I noticed at the end of the movie was that Bruce Banner received a package and it was addressed to David Banner. I use to always argue to people that he had both names but no one believed me about David( this bring years and years ago). Anyways I googled it and learned that during the television series he was named David.