It was a pretty good weekend for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Not only did the new super her movie score the biggest opening ever for an April movie, it also spawned a hilarious new meme. I think we all know which accomplishment Marvel is more proud of… Yes, the #HailHydra meme.
Now, we don’t want to give too much of the movie away but just to be safe, anyone who is allergic to spoilers should get off this page immediately.
OK, are they gone? Let’s get to the #HailHydra meme.
Now all the electronic surveillance makes sense. #HailHydra pic.twitter.com/RB3zplB3lX
— Third of His Name (@MrT3RRIFIC) April 7, 2014
One of the most memorable scenes from the movie involves a dirty S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and the evil Hydra agency. Yes, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been compromised and thanks to Garry Shandling’s creepy delivery of the line “Hail Hydra” we now have a new Captain America meme.
The meme is pretty simple. You take two people (cartoons seem to work nicely) whispering a secret and add the hashtag #HailHydra.
Here are some of the best examples so far.
League of Shadows, Schmeague of Schmadows #HailHydra pic.twitter.com/hIRyoOjOfQ
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) April 7, 2014
My new favorite… #HailHydra pic.twitter.com/bM4eUkgbHe
— Tommy (@notwedge) April 7, 2014
They're everywhere 🙂 @ChloeBennet4 @clarkgregg @MingNa #HailHydra pic.twitter.com/szAFIiLHiX
— Phil (@scoundrel4hire) April 7, 2014
Captain America brought in $96.2 million during its opening weekend and has been well-received by critics and fans. Here’s the trailer for The Winter Soldier.