There’s a polygamy thing going on with the recurring men of She-Hulk: Lawyer and it’s quite interesting. Just a couple of weeks after reformed Tim Roth(?) villain Emil Blonsky/The Abomination got his ticket out of jail and went straight to a farm with his seven soulmates, the show now introduced us to another troubled man with a legal dilemma: Craig Hollis, who calls himself Mr. Immortal, and has the strange pattern of behavior of… well, kind of like killing himself every time he wants to end a marriage instead of just having a conversation. And the name says it all: he has been alive a length time, and thus he has accumulated quite a few ex-wives, none of whom are happy with him.
While fans will have to wait at least another week for Daredevil’s appearance that She-Hulk: Lawyer‘s In the previous episode, “Mean, Green, and Straight Poured into These Jeans,” they hinted that they got a fun B-plot where Mallory Book and Nikki solve the whole Mr. Immortal dilemma at GLK&H while Jen (Tatiana Maslany) was busy. using his days away from the office while attending an old friend’s wedding.
It’s funny that the writers of she-hulk I know the fans don’t just want hear about the powers someone like Mr. Immortal has, they want to see him in action. Sure, the guy’s a little slimy and he’s wearing a pretty fancy suit, but we want to see what he means when he hints that he dies, but, well, not really. So how else does he get out of the first scene of him than by jumping out a window, crashing into a car, and walking away without a scratch? Nikki speaks for the fans right now – at least we know how it works now.
At the end of the episode, Nikki and Mallory go over Mr. Immortal’s relationship with each of his ex-wives, making sure they each receive proper compensation for the relative time they spend with this colossal jerk. He seems like he’s a Marvel character that’s probably just been earmarked for this one single event. she-hulk appearance, but you may be surprised to learn that Mr. Immortal has a history of over 30 years in Marvel Comics.
Who is Mr. Immortal in Marvel Comics?
Mr. Immortal was created by writer John Byrne, first appearing in July 1989. west coast avengers Vol. 2 #46 and, at least in the comics, he is a mutant. (That would put him in the same murky waters as Wanda Maximoff, as far as characters having mutant origins in Marvel Comics but not necessarily having that distinction in the MCU.) The origin of Mr. Immortal is quite dark: when he was a child, his mother died and before her death he asked the cosmic entity Deathurge to take care of her child. Deathurge was then with Craig for a while, and had constant patterns of dangerous behavior, such as playing around in traffic. Eventually, Deathurge tricked Craig into burning down his own house, which killed his father; he ended up in foster care, where he fell in love with his adoptive sister, who also ended up dying by suicide. (We told you, grim origin!)
Somewhere along the way, Deathurge stopped showing up and Craig attempted suicide for the first time, learning at the time that he had gained the power of immortality. He thinks of Wolverine or Deadpool, but it’s actually an even more potent form of the same power. Most of this is explained in GLA (Great Lakes Avengers) #1: poorly assembled, which is a spin-off team from the West Coast Avengers. That book is also written by Dan Slott, whose she-hulk run is very much the inspiration for the MCU series. Other members of the Great Lakes Avengers include more superheroes you haven’t heard of: Flatman, Doorman, Big Bertha, Dinah Soar, and Leather Boy.
However, his mentors are Hawkeye and Mockingbird, who MCU fans should be familiar with. Mr. Immortal and different forms of the Great Lakes Avengers have been appearing in Marvel Comics ever since, most recently in a passing reference by acclaimed writer Al Ewing. immortal hulk run.
Mr. Immortal is portrayed by David Pasquesi in She Hulk.
Craig Hollis/Mr. Immortal is played by the hilarious David Pasquesi in his live-action MCU debut in She Hulk. If Pasquesi looks familiar, it’s probably because he’s been popping up in just about everything for decades.
Star Wars fans probably remember that face from his time as a thorn in Boba Fett’s side in boba fett book as Mok Shaiz’s butler, which came out earlier this year. HBO fans see you’ll probably remember him as Selina Meyer’s terrible ex-husband, Andrew. He has also played a key role in series like lodge 49, At home with Amy Sedaris other the mafia doctor while appearing on shows like control your enthusiasm other strangers with candy and movies like groundhog day. Pasquesi is also a prominent player in the improv comedy scene, emerging in Chicago and also spending time in New York.
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If you can believe it though she-hulk It wasn’t supposed to be Mr. Immortal’s live debut. At one point, Marvel Television was going to create a live-action new warriors team that would have been led by Mister Immortal, who would have been played by actor Derek Theler, and Squirrel Girl, who would have been played by Milana Vayntrub. This show actually shot a pilot and was originally conceived to air on Freeform, but due to scheduling conflicts, it then needed to find a new home, which never happened. And then, almost at the same time, the new warriors pilot other Marvel Television did indeed die.
Luckily, Marvel Studios found a way for Mr. Immortal to be, wait for it,immortalized in She Hulk. Will it reappear? Who can say. But we will always have Episode 6.
Evan is the culture editor for Men’s Health, with articles in The New York Times, MTV News, Brooklyn Magazine and VICE. He loves weird movies, watches too much TV and listens to music more often than not.