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    Default The First Avenger: Captain America Coming May 2011

    Some of this is old news, mentioned in the Iron Man thread...

    Captain America Found in Marvel Movies

    The weekend after "Iron Man" opened, people everywhere were buzzing about the secret scene after the end credits with Samuel L. Jackson in a cameo as Marvel Comics' Nick Fury. It was so successful, actually, that a subsequent scene Robert Downey Jr. filmed to go at the tail end of "The Incredible Hulk" was moved up to the last scene in the film and featured in TV commercials.

    But what escaped most viewers' notice were hints in both movies signaling the forthcoming appearance of another Marvel icon: Captain America. With "Iron Man" out on DVD now, and "The Incredible Hulk" hitting shelves Tuesday, sharp-eyed fans can catch tiny glimpses of Cap if they know where to look.

    A few perceptive observers noticed during the theatrical run of "Iron Man" that in the scene where Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) walks in on Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as his armor is being removed, there was something on the workbench behind him. Circular, with red and white stripes and a half-completed star in the center, it was speculated that this was Captain America's iconic shield.



    In a Q&A session in Santa Monica last month, director Jon Favreau confirmed that it is indeed Cap's shield. He said a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic Iron Manhad placed it there just as a joke. But Favreau loved the little "Easter egg" and decided it should stay.



    Captain America himself made a cameo in "The Incredible Hulk," but don't feel bad if you didn't see it. While director Louis Letterier had hinted in interviews that they had shot an appearance, the scene ended up on the cutting room floor. But now it can finally be seen in the bonus features on the DVD, as first spotted by FilmSchoolRejects.com.



    In the original opening scene of the movie, Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) travels to the Arctic, away from civilization, to try to end his own life and rid the world of the Hulk. Incredible HulkThere, buried in the ice, is the frozen body of Captain America. It's a little difficult to make out the figure, but again he can be identified by his shield.



    The character is scheduled to get his own film, called "The First Avenger: Captain America," in May of 2011. Then he's expected to join Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and other Marvel heroes in the group "Avengers" movie that July. The speculation is that the first movie will be his origin story, set during World War II like the initial comics. Then he will be frozen and brought back in modern times to join the team, just like he did in the books. Jon Favreau has stated he'd like to direct "The Avengers," but first he's focusing on "Iron Man 2," hitting screens in May 2010.

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    Pretty cool how they are tying all these movies together.
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    Let's hope they stick with all of the original actors for the "Avengers" film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar View Post
    Let's hope they stick with all of the original actors for the "Avengers" film.
    \crossing fingers (for Downey Jr at least)


    Cap was never a favorite of mine, but I'll have to see this to keep up with the impending Avenger storyline.

    Downey and Favreau are gonna be busy guys for the next 5-6 years or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar View Post
    Let's hope they stick with all of the original actors for the "Avengers" film.
    Macnee & Rigg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Macnee & Rigg?
    WRONG Avengers, zippy!







    I knew it was just a matter of time before someone piped up with that reference.
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    Badass. I can't wait for all of them, Captain America rules.

    Iron Man will suck if it's not always Robert Downey Jr., it's his role now. And he's excellent.

    They're going to have to pay him an assload of money though.
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    I demand Aquaman get his own movie immediately!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I demand Aquaman get his own movie immediately!!!!
    That ain't gonna work, as Marvel had the extremely creepy Sub-Mariner, not Aquaman.




    The Sub-Mariner TV cartoon intro 1966 (:18)
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    What was Aquaman, DC Comics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    What was Aquaman, DC Comics?
    Yup.

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    Well he needs a movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Well he needs a movie.
    He has a small role in this one, in my opinion the finest super-hero film ever made. Watch for his "O-face" line...

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    Hope it's better than this steaming pile....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Well he needs a movie.
    They tried to get him his own TV show but the pilot was never picked up.



    Pretty sure he's a supporting character on Smallville now.
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