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In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when they mention future threat for Hydra like Bruce Banner and other names (or references), they said something like "some guy from Egypt". Which character are they referring to? Is it some other Marvel character from the comics or are those just random words?

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Agent Sitwell (Hydra) mentions Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Stephen Strange by name. We know Stark and Banner are Iron Man and the Hulk. Most comics fans will also recognize the name Stephen Strange as Dr. Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme.

Sitwell also mentions "an honor student in Iowa City" and a man located in Cairo, Egypt. I don't get the Iowa City reference, but the man in Cairo is probably a reference to Moon Knight. Moon Knight gets his origin and powers from the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.

Reference: Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Easter Eggs, Trivia & References

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+1, if you find answer for the lowa city then don't forget to update your answer. – Ankit Sharma May 6 '14 at 13:36
@AnkitSharma I'll keep an eye out for it, but it may be several films from now before we learn what this is a reference to. :) – Bill the Lizard May 6 '14 at 13:47
Hawkeye is from Iowa, as are Nomad and Virtue. (At least in the Marvel universe). I'm SUPER excited for a Dr. Strange movie, as that was my fave comic series growing up. – JohnP May 6 '14 at 14:38
There's already a Dr. Strange movie! – Will Feldman May 6 '14 at 14:43
@JohnP - Probably wouldn't be Hawkeye or Nomad, as they're both high school dropouts in 616. Virtue is a possibility though. – Compro01 May 6 '14 at 15:52

I know Amadeus Cho is not from Iowa but he was an honor role student and since a possible Planet Hulk/World War Hulk may be in the works. He could be a possibility...

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