Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes’ new miniseries True story released on Netflix yesterday (November 25) and it features a surprise cameo from a huge Marvel star.
The drama follows Hart as world-famous comedian The Kid in search of an escape, after a night out with his brother (Wesley Snipes) leaves the duo scrambling to cover up a murder.
His second episode sees none other than Chris Hemsworth appear as the protagonist of a superhero blockbuster. Seems familiar?
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The episode opened with Hart handcuffed, but as he breaks free it becomes clear that this is not the story set up in the first episode.
Hart’s eyes glow red, and a mysterious figure breaks through the wall, revealed to be Chris Hemsworth. It’s not part of Hart’s character story, it’s part of Hart’s character story. Still with us?
The clip gave viewers a glimpse of the superhero blockbuster that made The Kid a superstar, named The Anti-Verse.
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Hemsworth appears to be playing a fictional version of himself, given that he also became a superstar as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Eric Newman, the creator of True story, said the cameo was only possible because he was already working with Hemsworth on his upcoming Netflix movie, Escape Spiderhead.
“I was making the movie with Hemsworth at the time in Australia,” Newman explained to Initiated. “Interesting fact: it was the first sequence we shot True story. we were shooting Spider head and I asked if he would and he said, “Absolutely”.
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Snipes is actually also a former MCU alumnus, having played the role of Eric Brooks, aka Blade, in the 1998 Lame movie. The role of the vampire anti-hero has since been taken over by Moonlightby Mahershala Ali in both Netflix Luc Cage and Eternals.
True story is available to stream now on Netflix.
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