In Super 8Edit
Martin is shown to be one of Joe's friends (presumably from early childhood). He appears along with the gang when they go to a train depot to shoot a scene for their zombie film, but witness the massive derailment of the Air Force cargo train. After the crash the find the driver Thomas Woodward who tells them not to talk about what they just saw. The Air Force come to the site and the kids leave. When the fire starts the kids convince the film store clerk, Donny, to drive them back to school. After they escaped the bus, the kids rode Donny's car to their town. They hid in a house while Martin is injured by the cannon of tanks. Charles then stayed to take care of him and Joe and Cary went to save Alice. They were later seen again where the Alien left the Earth by his spaceship.
Eventually got together with Charles.