Spider-Man: Far From Home producer Eric Carroll revealed JB Smoove’s role in the upcoming film and his relationship with Martin Starr’s Mr. Harrington.
Before appearing in Spider-Man: Far From Home, JB Smoove actually appeared in an Audi commercial for Homecoming. In the Audi ad, JB Smoove plays a drivers ed instructor who joins Tom Holland’s Peter Parker for a test in Tony Stark’s Audi. The commercial was so well received, they cast JB Smoove in the sequel. During a set visit for Spider-Man: Far From Home, producer Eric Caroll revealed JB Smoove will be playing a Midtown School of Science and Technology teacher named Mr. Dell. JB Smoove’s Mr. Dell will be joining Peter Parker and the Midtown High students on their European summer trip:
“We’re also bringing back Martin Starr as the hapless Mr. Harrington. Together [with Mr. Dell], they constitute the least-capable group of chaperones ever to be sent to Europe with a bunch of kids.”
Producer Eric Caroll talked more about how Martin Starr’s Mr. Harrington and JB Smoove’s Mr. Dell will play off each other in the film:
“When we knew we wanted a teacher to be escorting these kids across Europe, he was our first choice. So, sure enough, now we’ve got these two as this amazing comedic pair showing these kids around Europe. Martin Starr, he’s like, ‘Okay, kids, there’s a water monster. So, maybe we’ll-‘, and then you’ve got J.B. Smoove doing the exact opposite. ‘Are you guys seeing this?!'”
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Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 2, 2019.