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. (Fans of the Marvel films will recognize him now as well, since the film Dr. Strange was released in November 2016.)

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

  • +1, if you find answer for the lowa city then don't forget to update your answer.
    – Ankit Sharma
    May 6, 2014 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. :) May 6, 2014 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, 2014 at 14:38
  • There's already a Dr. Strange movie! youtube.com/watch?v=UHq54p8Czgg May 6, 2014 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, 2014 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...


If any of you have seen X-Men: Apocalypse, you would know that Apocalypse was around since the "Egyptian Empire", so they are probably referring to him, especially since Apocalypse has such great power and keeps coming back to fight.

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    It's unlikely as the rights to the X-Men universe and most of the mutant characters reside with 20th Century Fox. That's why in the MCU and the television series Marvels Agents of Shield some characters like The Scarlet Witch who were in the old continuity mutants are now either Inhumans or have powers due to Hydra experiments.
    – Sarriesfan
    Feb 21, 2017 at 22:53

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