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I watched Tropic Thunder with my family in the cinemas yesterday and thought it was hilarious! It was a great movie! Especially Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise! I couldn’t believe the bald, chubby guy was Tom Cruise! Haha… and Robert Downey Jr. was turned into an African-American guy! He even talks like a black guy… Jack Black was funny too but I thought he was kinda sick.  The part where they showed that Ben Stiller acted in a movie called ‘Simple Jack’ was so funny that I laughed my guts out!

Whenever Robert Downey Jr. speaks, it’s always funny! He sounded and looked like a real African-American. Here, check out the Tropic Thunder videos below!

Tom Cruise’s Tropic Thunder Dance

Iron Man Goes Black

Tropic Thunder Red Carpet Premiere

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The Avengers - Courtesy of Marvel Comics 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 next 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.

Iron ManIn 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.

Screen Capture from 'The Incredible Hulk'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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