Louis Leterrier, director of the upcoming film The Incredible Hulk, told Collider that the Blu-ray release of the film will include a staggering 70 minutes of additional footage.
Speaking in an interview with the website’s editor, by proxy for sister website Omelete, the filmmaker said that the limitations of space on standard definition releases may limit this cut to high definition only but the extra footage will change the shape of the film. “It’s like the back story. It’s more the sequel to the Ang Lee movie… on DVDs you have a limit of three hours of footage. On the Blu-ray you have something like 100 hours.”
Leterrier also confirmed that Captain America makes a cameo in the film’s cut-scenes, but was cagey as to what form it would take. “It’s an Easter egg. It’s not like ‘Oh, it’s Captain America and it changes everything’. It’s still a Hulk movie, but it’s really Captain America and it’s there, you’ll see. It’s the real deal. You have to look for it.”
The Incredible Hulk is released in cinemas across the UK on Friday 13 June, starring Ed Norton, Liv Tyler and Tim Roth.