Remy Hii (Marco Polo, Crazy Rich Asian) has joined the ensemble cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home in an undisclosed role. Hii joins Jake Gyllenhaal, J.B. Smoove and Numan Acar as newcomers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hii, who is currently starring in the Australian series Harrow, was born and raised in Australia and is of Chinese, Malaysian and English heritage. While there are any number of Spider-Man supporting characters or villains Hii could be portraying (Mister Negative seems to be a popular fan choice at the moment), there’s one character for whom he might be just the right fit: Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu.
While at first it might seem like quite a stretch, Shang-Chi and the Webslinger do have a history together (dating back to 1974’s Giant-Size Spider-Man #2). Additionally, we know that Spidey will be spending a great deal of time in London during the events of Far From Home, potentially putting him on Shang-Chi’s turf. We know that Spidey will come across a team of international agents during his trip and given that he’s on British soil, it wouldn’t be surprising if those agents worked for MI6, an organization for which Shang-Chi has worked during his time in the comics. Perhaps we’ll see Shang-Chi and Spidey team up to take down Mysterio?
Spider-Man: Far From Home is filming now and hits theaters July 5, 2019!