An eagle-eyed Marvel fan has spotted a surprising Easter egg during the final scene of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk which gives a nod to the character in a very unexpected way.
In 2008, The Incredible Hulk opened in theaters on the heels of the first Iron Man, the ladder of which did enormous success at the box office. While The Incredible Hulk did respectable business at the box office, it just couldn’t quite garner the same box office success and audience praise. It may not be a film that has much ripple effects throughout the MCU’s continuity but it is packed full of plenty of Easter eggs.
One of the films most iconic cameo didn’t even make it into the final cut. The Incredible Hulk famously featured a very dark opening scene in which Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) attempts to kill himself, one of the few moments of the film referenced later in the franchise despite the scene being removed. In this scene, Captain America and his shield were seen in a blurred image, trapped underneath the icy landscape surrounding Banner.
Now, over 10 years later, another Easter egg has been found during the film’s final and it’s one that may surprise you that it took this long to be spotted. As seen in the photo below, General Ross (William Hurt) can be seen drinking a green drink referred to as an Incredible Hulk. This is happens during the closing of the film, moments before Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) walks int the bar to discuss the Avenger Initiative with Ross. Check out the original post discovering the Easter egg below.
heres a lil mcu easter egg you mighta missed, i know i certainly did until today. at the end of the incredible hulk from 2008, thunderbolt ross is sitting at the bar waiting for tony stark and drinking… INCREDIBLE HULKS! hpnotiq + hennessy!!! that was my jam back in the day. pic.twitter.com/J8ky4wQMxR
— nick marino is making comics (@nickmarino) January 30, 2018
The reason that it’s taken so long to be found is most likely because The Incredible Hulk seems to be one of the less talked about films in the entire MCU franchise. It seems that the film’s 10 year anniversary, as well as Avengers: Infinity War being released at the beginning of the summer, fans have revisited the film and thankfully brought it back into the conversation.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on anymore awesome Easter eggs discovered in the MCU as they become available. Did you spot the Easter egg before now? What are some of your favorite Easter eggs in the MCU? Let us know in the comments below!