The announcement of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (unsurprisingly) has Marvel loyalists pretty excited. With so many possibilities for what’s to come in the MCU’s first horror film, fans are already starting to generate their own theories about what the sequel, which will see Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his role as Dr. Stephen Strange, might entail.
One theory in particular is generating some interest on Reddit, if only because it would be a fun throwback. User loutermitthinks that J. Jonah Jameson, the Daily Bugle editor-in-chief played by J.K. Simmons in Sam Raimi's original Spider-Man trilogy, could make an appearance.
Though the Redditor doesn’t give much explanation as to why they think Simmons will make a cameo, they highlight one particular scene that actually does make it seem possible: In Spider-Man 2 (2004), Jameson tries to come up with a name for the next supervillain. He suggests "Doctor Strange," before realizing that the name is already taken. As CBR reports, Jameson could be referring to Stephen Strange as the famous surgeon before his accident, which turned him into the mystical hero we now know.
This theory might be a long shot, and it’s quite likely that the Redditor just wants to see more of Simmons. (Who doesn’t?) But considering that the Oscar-winning actor made a surprise appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home, anything is possible.
We’ll know everything for sure when the Doctor Strange sequel hits theaters on May 7, 2021.
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Henry Winkler thumbs-upped his way into America’s hearts as the Fonz in Happy Days more than 40 years ago, and he hasn’t been out of the spotlight since—whether it’s playing himself in an Adam Sandler movie, a hospital administrator with a weird obsession with butterflies in Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital, the world's worst lawyer in Arrested Development, a pantomiming Captain Hook on the London stage, or the world's most lovable acting coach to a contract killer in Barry.
1. Henry Winkler made up a Shakespeare monologue to get into the Yale School of Drama.
After graduating from Emerson College, Winkler applied to Yale University’s drama program. In his audition, he had to do two scenes, a modern and a classic comedy. However, when he arrived at his audition, he forgot the Shakespeare monologue he had planned to recite. So he made something up on the spot. He was still selected for one of 25 spots in the program.
2. HENRY WINKLER’S FATHER INSPIRED “JUMPING THE SHARK.”
In the fifth season of Happy Days, the Fonz grabbed a pair of water skis and jumped over a shark. The phrase “jumping the shark” would become pop culture shorthand for the desperate gimmicks employed by TV writers to keep viewers hooked into a show that’s running out of storylines. But Winkler’s water skiing adventure was partially inspired by his father, who begged his son to tell his co-workers about his past as a water ski instructor. When he did, the writers wrote his skills into the show. Winkler would later reference the moment in his role as lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development, hopping over a dead shark lying on a pier.
3. Henry Winkler is an advocate for dyslexia awareness.
Winkler struggled throughout high school due to undiagnosed dyslexia. “I didn't read a book until I was 31 years old when I was diagnosed with dyslexia,” he told The Guardian in 2014. He has co-written several chapter books for kids featuring Hank Zipper, a character who has dyslexia. In 2015, a Hank Zipper book is printed in Dyslexie, a special font designed to be easier for kids with dyslexia to read.
4. Henry Winkler didn't get to ride Fonzie's motorcycle.
On one of his first days on the set of Happy Days, producers told Winkler that he just had to ride the Fonz’s motorcycle a few feet. Because of his dyslexia, he couldn’t figure out the vehicle’s controls, he told an interviewer with the Archive of American Television. “I gunned it and rammed into the sound truck, nearly killed the director of photography, put the bike down, and slid under the truck,” he recalled. For the next 10 years, whenever he appeared on the motorcycle, the bike was actually sitting on top of a wheeled platform.
5. Henry Winkler has performed with MGMT.
In addition to his roles on Barry, Arrested Development, Royal Pains, Parks and Recreation, and more, Winkler has popped up in a few unexpected places in recent years. He appeared for a brief second in the music video for MGMT’s “Your Life Is a Lie” in 2013. He later showed up at a Los Angeles music festival to play the cowbell with the band, too.
6. Henry Winkler won his first Emmy at the age of 72.
The seventh time was a charm for Henry Winkler. In 2018, at the age of 72—though just shy of his 73rd birthday—Winkler won an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as acting teacher Gene Cousineau on Barry. It was the seventh time Winkler had been nominated for an Emmy. His first nomination came in 1976 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Happy Days (he earned an Emmy nod in the same category for Happy Days in 1977 and 1978 as well.