Tom Hanks's movies have more in common than you may think. Perhaps he's part of some sort of vast conspiracy, making movies that will eventually tell one interconnected story, or perhaps the folks behind this video, coming to us via The Daily Dot, are just very clever. The video shows how Forrest Gump becomes Apollo 13's Jim Lovell who becomes Cast Away's Chuck Noland who becomes the titular character of Hanks's new movie, Captain Phillips.

Okay, okay, we'd be more impressed if the people at Official Comedy were able to weave in some of Hanks's more comedic work. (Couldn't all these characters have started out as the little boy from Big? Maybe he meets the mermaid from Splash on the high seas?) Still, it's pretty good, if perhaps not has convincing as the Pixar Theory