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The Avengers Cameo You Probably Missed In Hawkeye Episode 1

"Hawkeye" on Disney+ had no shortage of references and Easter eggs that only the most hardcore of comic book fans could pick up on. One of the earliest references that come in the series has to do with the big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Thanos (Josh Brolin). In two separate instances, we see the writing of "Thanos Was Right," which references The Blip as well as the real-life meme and Reddit community of people who think Thanos didn't do anything wrong. 

That's not even getting into all of the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) references sprinkled throughout the series, leading up to her sister, Yelena (Florence Pugh), coming into the fold trying to take down Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner). And of course, there's the big Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) reveal at the end of Episode 5. "Hawkeye" connects to the MCU in more ways than one, and it certainly would appear as though fans caught every reference the show had to offer. As it turns out, there's an Avenger cameo in plain sight a lot of people seemed to have missed the first time around.

If you squint, you can see Hulk

You'd be forgiven if you didn't realize Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) was in "Hawkeye." Most people probably glanced over his small cameo due to how small it is ... like, literally how small it is. 

At the beginning of Episode 1, a young Kate Bishop (Clara Stack) witnesses the carnage that took place during the Battle of New York in the first "Avengers" movie. As she stares at Avengers Tower, she sees the Chitauri invade the city. Then there comes the moment at around the 4:54-mark. There's a lot going on in the scene, but if you keep an eye peeled toward the left side of young Kate Bishop, you'll see a tiny dot hopping from one building to the next. 

As it turns out, that tiny dot is Hulk, and the cameo's even been confirmed by ILM visual effects supervisor Vincent Papaix, "It is indeed Hulk jumping from building to building and getting a blast from a Chitauri weapon" (via ComicBook.com). It may not be much, but it's a fun little addition to a show that's filled with Avengers references. It's just a good thing Hulk wasn't any closer, or else Kate might've taken up studying gamma radiation rather than archery.