The Incredible Hulk

Trivia: When General Ross is drinking at the bar, his drink is made up of equal parts of Hennessy, Cognac and Hypnotiq liqueur. The name for this drink is an "Incredible Hulk."

Trivia: Originally, the only line the Hulk was going to have was saying Betty's name. However, Letterier noticed that fans wanted the Hulk to have more lines so he added "Leave me alone" and "Hulk Smash."

Trivia: In the opening credits, a list of names is seen as being Bruce's known associates. One of the names is Rick Jones. In The Incredible Hulk comics, Rick Jones drove out onto the weapons testing site on a dare. Bruce saved his life, but that sacrifice caused Bruce to become the Hulk.

Trivia: At one point in the movie, when Bruce is walking on the streets at night, a song which has been popularly called Lonely Man is heard playing. This is the same song that was used at the end of every episode of the TV series The Incredible Hulk which starred Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.

Trivia: At the start of the movie, Banner is watching TV, and a man gets slapped across the face. This is a young Bill Bixby who went on to play Banner in The Incredible Hulk TV Series.

Trivia: When Bruce is browsing through Betty Ross's files, we can briefly glimpse a file name with something to the effect of "animal webbing in human subjects". A nod to Spider-Man, perhaps?

Trivia: The news clip mentioned a campus magazine reporter called Jack McGee who had witnessed the Hulk assault in the grounds. This is a nod to the TV series where David Banner was pursued by an investigative reporter of the same name.

Trivia: During the creation of Abomination, the doctor performing the procedure gets some infected blood in a cut on his head and his head starts to pulsate. This looks like it will be a set up for the Leader to appear. The Leader is a character with enhanced brain power but ordinary strength.

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Trivia: Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Lieber), the original creator of this comic book hero, has his usual cameo role in this movie. He's the guy who drinks the gamma contaminated soda from the fridge.

Trivia: In the film, a serum is mentioned as being created during World War II. This is a reference to the super soldier serum that created Captain America.

Trivia: The green cross, projected onto Dr. Banner's forehead, is exactly the same as the one from the original TV series.

Trivia: Not only is STARK industries used, i.e. Iron Man, but Nick Fury, another Marvel hero, is mentioned on a piece of paper. Nick Fury is played by Samuel L. Jackson in Iron Man, so maybe another hint at Avengers, as Nick Fury is an agent of SHIELD.

Trivia: The security guard Banner manages to bribe with pizza is Lou Ferrigno, who played the Hulk in the TV series. Ferrigno also had a cameo as a security guard in The Hulk (2003).

Trivia: In the scene in the hotel Betty throws Bruce a pair of large purple shorts she has bought. This is a nod to the comic where the Hulk always wore large purple shorts.

Trivia: In addition to the large purple stretchy shorts already mentioned, Betty came back with a lumberjack style shirt, which she put on herself - a nod to the TV series where David Banner often wore one of these ahead of the rip scenes.

Trivia: Aside from Lou Ferrigno appearing in the film, there are other nods to the TV series such as the piano song about 1/4 of the way through the film(when Dr Banner is walking the streets) and when Dr Banner and Dr Ross steal the truck, it's a 70's model F-150 which Dr Banner also drove in the TV series, albeit a different colored one.


Trivia: When Bruce receives Betty's necklace in the mail, the package is addressed to David B. The name David Banner was used in the The Incredible Hulk TV series when it was decided the name Bruce would lead people to think the character was homosexual.

Trivia: Near the end of the film, Bruce Banner falls from a helicopter, transforming into the Hulk just before hitting the ground. This is a reversal of a scene from the TV movie "The Death of the Incredible Hulk" in which the Hulk falls from an airplane, transforming back into Banner just before hitting the ground.

Trivia: When the two soldiers try to fight the Abomination, they find a rocket launcher in a case. This launcher is actually a painted Nerf-toy. Nerf later released it again in a green and silver scheme as a tie-in with this movie.


Continuity mistake: During the street chase in Brazil, the time of day changes from night, to perhaps late afternoon/evening, to night again.

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Question: In the alternate opening of this movie, there have been many rumors of Captain America's cameo frozen in the ice as the Hulk smashes it and a big wave of ice shatters. If you look at it very carefully it does seem that it is him. So does anyone know if there has been any confirmation that it is him?


Answer: Yes. In the alternate opening, after Bruce turns into the Hulk and causes the ice to collapse, a huge chunk of ice is broken free from the ground. In this ice is a figure dressed in blue holding a round shield with circular red and white stripes. The best way to see this is waiting until the huge ice wall breaks and then slowly advance frame-by-frame and eventually Captain America and his shield will be seen.

Chosen answer: No, none whatsoever. It's something thrown in by the effects department and that fact that it only exists in a deleted scene makes it a mere curiosity and not any sort of canonical representation of the movie version of the character. With a dedicated Captain America film in production, intended to be released in 2011, they would not have thrown in anything definitive regarding the character into an earlier film, to avoid placing constraints on those making the character's own film. While, yes, Steve Rogers will almost certainly end up frozen in ice at some point, that will be dealt with by his film without worrying about an Easter Egg thrown into a previous movie.

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