Why The Scorpion in Spider-Man: Homecoming looks so familiar
Michael Mando took the road less traveled on his way to Hollywood, turning to acting only after his hopes of graduating from the University of Montreal ended during a bar fight in West Africa. Mando (who is of Mexican Canadian descent and speaks French as his first language) was visiting his mother in the Ivory Coast when he was shot in the knee during an altercation, forcing him to give up his scholarship. When he got back on his feet he decided to enroll in a cheap theater program because he "didn't feel like getting a job," though it proved an inspired decision—his teachers recognized his raw talent and encouraged him to pursue a career in the industry.
Less than a decade later he became a cast member of Hollywood's biggest franchise, entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Mac Gargan in the critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Homecoming. We should see more of him in later MCU entries as his character develops into classic Spidey villain the Scorpion, but you're probably wondering why he already looks so familiar. Here's where you might have seen Mando before.