'70s Captain America ticked off he didn't get a role in new movie

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Scott Edelman
Dec 15, 2012

Lou Ferrigno—who portrayed TV's non-CGI version of the Hulk—got to cameo in the 2003 Hulk movie. Sure, he was only a security guard, but still ... Marvel showed him some respect. Now another TV hero is pissed because he didn't get the same treatment.

Reb Brown, who was Steve Rogers/Captain America back in the '70s in two Captain America TV movies, says that the producers gave him the idea that he'd be appearing in the film in some unspecified role, but once production got underway, he never got a call. He feels this violates an unwritten rule of superhero remakes in which earlier actors who have portrayed a character get some sort of nod.

Brown is still up for appearing in the sequel, though, no matter how small the part. Marvel, meanwhile, had no comment, and apparently was unaware until now that Brown was upset.

What do you think? Should Brown have popped up in Captain America: The First Avenger? Or is your first response to think, "Reb Brown WHO?"

(via TMZ)

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