Now that fans have the opportunity to re-visit Community on Netflix, are starting to realize just how many links the program has with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it is not surprising, considering how clever and fun that can be the Marvel movies.
The connection more obvious: Anthony and Joe Russo, the showrunners of the series who directed four of the films from Marvel and more popular in the last few years, including Avengers: Endgame. But there are also a number of actors that are linked to both worlds. From Brie Larson up Kumail Nanjiani, here are 10 stars of the Community who are a part of the MCU.
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The star of ‘Captain Marvel’ Brie Larson had a recurring role on ‘Community’
The world knows Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the superheroine holder of the Captain Marvel. But prior to joining MCU, Larson had a small recurring role in Community. Interpreted to the understanding of Abed and his girlfriend equally peculiar, Rachel.
Larson only appeared in three episodes in seasons 4 and 5, but it left a lasting impression. If it is rumored the film Community, fans expect her to repeat the role in any way.
The star of MCU’s “The Eternals” Kumail Nanjiani played a Custodian of Greendale
Kumail Nanjiani | Matt Winkelmeyer / . for SXSW
In the next movie of MCU Phase 4, The Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani will assume the role of the superhero’s Eternal, Kingo. But in the past, the actor starred in two episodes of Community.
In “Analysis of networks based in cork” and “modern Espionage”, Nanjiani plays the Custodian Lapari, the Custodian Attached to the Greendale Community College that serves as the right hand of the Trustee-Manager, Bob Waite (Nathan Fillion).
Walton Goggins played the attorney of Pierce in Season 5 of “Community”
Walton Goggins, Joel Mchale and Ken Jeong in “Community” | Justin Lubin / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal / .
In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Walter Goggins plays Sonny Burch, the villain’s criminal black market that is bent on stealing the technology quantum of Hank Pym. But in Community, the actor appeared in an episode crucial.
In “Printing and graphic co-op”, Goggins played the attorney of Pierce, Mr. Stone, who is in charge of administering polygraph testing and deliver inheritances to the study group just after the funeral of Pierce. Because the actor was unable to reach the virtual meeting of may 18, and read at the table this episode, the star of Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal will read the part of Goggin.
The star of ‘Community’ Donald Glover was in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ of MCU
As Troy Barnes on Community, Donald Glover really left to shine their talent comedian. Since then, he has assumed roles much more serious, both within and outside of the screen as writer, director and musician.
But the actor also took a small role in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. In the movie, Glover plays Aaron Davis, a criminal of low-level well-intentioned that help to Spider-Man (Tom Holland) to thwart a agreement of weapons.
Danny Pudi did a cameo in “Captain America: the soldier winter”
On Community, Danny Pudi plays Abed Nadir, the fan of pop culture that can turn any situation into a reference to film or television. The actor had a major role in the MCU, but it got a cameo in one of the films biggest franchise.
Pudi played a Shield Com Tech (with the label “Moore”) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In the scene, when you note interference with communications and going to open the door, he finds Captain America (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).
Jim Rash plays a dean from the university in “Community” and “MCU”
Apparently, Jim Rash is excellent to interpret the deans college. In Community, has the recurring role of Craig Pelton, dean of Greendale Community College.
And in Captain America: Civil War, Rash makes a cameo as Dean of the MIT. In the scene, is the host of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) after his speech in honour of former students of the MIT.
Ken Jeong made a cameo appearance in “Avengers: Endgame”
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In Community, Ken Jeong played the quirky Spanish teacher turned student, Ben Chang. The actor, who is a good friend of Joe Russo, made a small cameo in one of the films of Marvel’s greatest filmmaker.
In Avengers: Endgame, Jeong plays a security guard service at the warehouse where Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), is reorganized. When he sees Scott in the security cameras, asking for help, the character of Jeong leave it out.
Yvette Nicole Brown was an agent of SHIELD
Yvette Nicole Brown plays Shirley Bennett, a kind and good temper, in five seasons of Community. But the actress also had a cameo fast in Avengers: Endgame.
She is in the scene where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) back in time to the old bunker SHIELD. When you enter the elevator, they meet with an agent of SHIELD played by Brown.
Randall Park was in “Community” and “Ant-Man & the Wasp”
It is best known for his role on Fresh Off the Boat, but Randall Park also appeared in some episodes of Community. First appeared in the webisode, The 5 A’s, which was released before the pilot.
And in Ant-Man and the Wasp Marvel, Randall assumes the role of FBI agent Jimmy Woo, the agent in charge of monitoring the home of Scott.
Martin Starr plays a teacher on “Community” and “Spider-Man”
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In Season 3, Episode 2 of Community, “Geography of global conflict”, Martin Starr plays the professor Cligoris, professor of political science who moderates the competition, Annie (Alison Brie) Model of the UN.
As part of the MCU, the actor appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. In both movies, Starr plays the science teacher of Peter (Tom Holland), Roger Harrington, who is responsible for taking the class on their trips to Washington D. C. and Europe.
Nathan Fillion made cameos on “Community” and “MCU”
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It is best known for her roles in The Rookie, Firefly and Castle, but Nathan Fillion also made some brief appearances in the Community. In the sixth season, she played the head custodian of Greendale, Bob Waite.
And though they may be small, Fillion also has connections to the MCU. Guardians of the Galaxy, expressed to one of the prisoners of alien blue. And in a scene deleted from the sequel, Fillion played Simon Williams, aka Wonderman.