The fun thing about creating an entire shared universe of movies is that you can retroactively connect things that no one could have predicted. For example, few people predicted that we’d actually end up with a character like Vision, but it just so happened that the voice they chose for JARVIS was a dead ringer for the comic book character, so it all worked out.
Fans also like to dig into the mythos and point out little coincidences from the very beginning, and one such coincidence was actor and comedian Martin Starr appearing The Incredible Hulk in a cameo appearance years before appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming as Mr. Harrington.
Earlier this year, in a Reddit AMA, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that these are, in fact, the same character. But what about actor Martin Starr himself?
In a press junket today for the Digital release (today) and home release (October 1) for Spider-Man: Far From Home, I had a chance to ask Starr if he knew about this connection, and here’s what he told me.
“I did not connect the two. I did not assume there was any connection. I auditioned for Spider-Man: Homecoming separate from anything related to that. That was being friends with Ed Norton, and he reached out and asked if I would come out and do a cameo in [Incredible Hulk], in that was a dream come true, in that I was such a fan of his, and I was more than excited to have an opportunity to work with him, even if it was just holding a piece of pizza up. I’ll take it. And years later to wind up in a bigger way in the MCU is cool.”
But don’t let that dash your hopes, as Starr concedes that, at the end of the day, these aren’t questions he can really answer.
“Those are questions I can’t answer (laughs). I did not connect the two as far as my performance is concerned, but if Kevin says they’re connected, they’re connected.”
So, go forth, fans! Build your shrines to Mr. Harrington, the once eater of pizzas and now chaperone of children on European field trips. Remember, so long as Feige says something, it’s true. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a “Mr. Harrington: The In-Between Years” fanfic to start writing.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits Digital today and Blu-ray on October 1!
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