5 Major Ways She-Hulk’s Mister Immortal Differs From Comics
In March, an audition tape for Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law titled “Tom Archdeacon – Marvel Villain” was posted online. The dialogue in the tape heavily suggested that this “villain“ would be the Great Lakes Avenger, Mr. Immortal.
On this week’s episode of She-Hulk, “Just Jane,” David Pasquesi was confirmed as Craig Hollis, aka Mr. Immortal. In the comics, Hollis is the leader of the Great Lakes Avengers, who seek recognition as a legitimate superhero group.
However, in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Hollis is now one of the most significant character departures from the comics in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
More Like Mr. Immortal Sr.
Hollis is a young adult in the comics who only discovered his powers in his late twenties, but in She-Hulk, he not only looks like a senior citizen, as played by the 61-year-old actor Pascacy. , but it has also been suggested in this episode that Sri Amar is centuries old.
Perhaps only a surface-level detail, but it removes Hollis’ naivety and youthful drive from the comics. Now, he is just an old man who is dependent on accumulating wealth in gold.
Not that Hollis was a bastion of moral goodness in the comics, being a superhero is often seen as a way to gain glory and fame. But this did not mean that he was unwilling to save people or suffer death for the sake of civilians or his comrades.
However, Hollis is portrayed as a completely spineless badass in the MCU. Not only did he kill himself to get out of all his marriages, but he didn’t even have the courage to confront his ex, going through lawyers to do so.
The man can’t even bare to stare into his ex-wife’s eyes for more than 20 seconds while apologizing.
Civil life for Hollis
It appears that in She-Hulk, Hollis is perfectly content to live her life as a private citizen. If Hollis only has problems with confrontational conversations, it’s doubtful he’ll ever want a superhero career.
But, given his previously mentioned attitude and morals, he would make for a pretty crappy superhero anyway. Not to mention being a terrible team leader if he can’t look people’s eyes without jumping out of a window.
a quiet awakening
One of the more unique aspects of Hollis’ immortality in the comics was that after being revived, he would be in a state of rage due to the trauma of being resurrected. The only way for him to calm down would be to either wait for him or talk to his teammate Dina Soar.
However, as shown in “Just Jane”, Hollis calmly walks away after flattening a car with his body and pulling his bones back together. However, it may be that, as she is so much older in this adaptation, she has learned to control her anger and has better pain tolerance upon resurrection.
a bisexual Hollis
Hollis has a limited love life in the comics, with only two love interests for a short time in his life, both women. Unfortunately, the two are sent to the figurative refrigerator to make Mr. Immortal sad.
Otherwise, the comics suggest Hollis to be nothing but heterosexual. However, one of the non-intrusive changes in this MCU adaptation of the character is that Hollis is bisexual.
Among his many ex-wives, Gregory Nassif plays the ex-husband of St. John Mr. Immortal, who “spent $10,000 on a New Orleans jazz funeral” after Hollis’ death.
At least this change doesn’t fundamentally change the character, unlike significant changes to his age, personality, and backstory.
Mr Amar Jr.
It’s a weird thing that another character in the MCU isn’t much more recognizable than his comic book counterpart other than his powers. But there’s still little hope for the MCU to include a more accurate portrayal of Hollis — his maiden name won’t be Craig.
Given how Hollis was depicted with partners over the centuries in this episode, it’s possible that she may have had a child who is now in her twenties and born with the same immortality powers as her.
Someone else inspired to become a superhero and create a team like the Great Lakes Avengers. After all, in the comics, they often jumped on the spot in the spotlight when the Avengers were dormant.