When you think of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s easy to forget that the Incredible Hulk film of 2008 was even a part of the MCU. After all, it was only the second movie in this now long line of epic sagas and since A) it’s hardly ever regarded in the timeline and B) Edward Norton was replaced by Mark Ruffalo right afterward, we often forget its existence altogether.
Still, Screen Rant presented a theory that Spider-Man: Homecoming may have had a small connection to this almost forgotten MCU film. In Homecoming, Peter Parker’s teacher Mr. Harrington is played by Martin Starr. Want to know what other movie within the Marvel Cinematic Universe Starr was in? You guessed it, Incredible Hulk. In the Edward Norton led movie, Starr plays a “computer nerd” at Culver University, where Bruce Banner had to sneak into in order to download Betty Ross’s research on gamma radiation.
Considering Mr. Harrington is a science teacher and Culver University is known for its research on scientific studies, could it be possible that this is a connection no one saw? Was Starr brought in to pseudo reprise his role or was this simply a random coincidence that the producers thought no one would notice considering how long its been and Starr’s minor role in Incredible Hulk?
What do you think? And would you like to see anyone from Incredible Hulk such as Betty Ross make a return to the MCU?
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