Monday, October 13, 2008

HOW TO FIND THE CAPTAIN AMERICA EASTER EGG IN THE INCREDIBLE HULK DVD

ITEM! Yours Truly here with the goods, as per usual, oh Frantic Ones. No need to resort to hair-pulling, purple pants-ripping, or belting yourself with gamma rays to see the excised Captain America cameo in The Incredible Hulk movie (out Oct. 21 on both DVD and Blu-Rays at a retailer near you). Just follow these simple instructions: play the alternate arctic opening to the flick and get ready to hit your pause button at about 2:25 in... and voila! There’s the First Avenger buried in the frozen firma along with his swinging shield, just like your Uncle Stanley told yah he’d be, lo these many moons ago! No fuss, no muss... just some daft decision-making by Marvel Studio Head Isaac Perlmutter when he more-or-less forced director Louis Leterrier to cut this original opening for being too dark for a Merry Marvel Movie. Hey, how can our heroes shine in the light without leaping through a little darkness first, right Faithful Ones? That’s the way Jack and I used to do it, that’s the way Marvel did it, and it’s worked out pretty well so far. Enjoy!

Excelsior!
Smiley

3 comments:

Marvelous Marvin said...

Thanks for the hints on the Easter Egg. When I get to the library I'll check it out. How did Cap wind up under that ice anyway.

Peter Wallace said...

FakeStan the Man, wherefore art thou? I miss ya! Come back, all is forgiven.

Stan the Man said...

Hey there Marvelous Marv! If you go way back to Avengers #4 (March, 1964, natch) you'll get the whole story of how Cap ended up a Super-Soldierscicle near the end of WWII. The story is available in reprint form in either the first Avengers Marvel Masterworks volume or the Essential Avengers Vol. 1! Get thee to a local comic book shop and grab em while they're hot!

...and fear not, concerned citizen Wallace! Your Uncle Stanley's back from taking care of various script-writing chores and getting octogenarian groove back on! The best Soapboxes are yet to come, Tiger!

Smiley