The trailer for Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law not only gives a glimpse of She-Hulk’s MCU origin and story but also reveals some of the primary returning and new MCU characters that are set to appear in the Disney+ series. Other than boasting an impressive array of characters and potential story arcs, the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer is jam-packed with Easter eggs and references to the grand scheme of things in the MCU. While, for now, only speculations can be drawn around most of these fan-targeted morsels, the characters confirmed in the trailer draw a clear picture of all the unsolved MCU plotlines She-Hulk: Attorney at Law intends to resolve and the new storylines it plans to create.
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For the most part, the trailer suggests that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will be a far cry from the MCU’s Phase 4’s relatively bleak tone and will rely heavily on humor instead of gravely serious melodrama. The 30-minute episode runtime, closer to a primetime sitcom, further supports this. It gives a quick look at Jennifer Walters’s day-to-day snags as a corporate lawyer and her struggles as the green-tinged She-Hulk version of herself. Interestingly, unlike Bruce Banner, Walters seems to strike the right balance between her personal and Gamma-powered superhero life. With incredible strength and savage wit, She-Hulk is different than Hulk, and manages to carry her giant, green self in public with ease.
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Bruce Banner/Smart Hulk also briefly appears in the She-Hulk trailer, confirming that like the rest of his previous appearances in the MCU, he will again be a secondary protagonist, as he plays a key role in helping Jennifer Walters control her alter-ego. The She-Hulk trailer also features a few blink-or-miss-em cameos from Jameela Jamil as Titania, plus Frog-Man, and even Abomination. The final shot of one trailer has Marvel fans especially excited as it revealed Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox, is adding She-Hulk to his list of MCU cameos. But even with so many revelations, the She-Hulk trailer keeps most of its overarching plot points — and most likely, even many of its characters — under the covers.
Played by Tatiana Maslany, Jennifer Walters is a lawyer who, as the She-Hulk trailer suggests, is “the face the of the superhuman law division.” Much to her dismay, she lives a complicated life where she must juggle her corporate job with her newfound shenanigans as the green giant superhero She-Hulk. In the trailer, Bruce Banner refers to her as his cousin, which affirms that She-Hulk will stick to the title character’s comic book origins. Her herculean strength and frame in the comics come from an emergency blood transfusion from Bruce, which sends the Gamma-irradiated blood flowing through her veins.
However, unlike Bruce, the MCU’s She-Hulk seems to have retained all aspects of her personality and may not even turn into a colossal raging monster like the Hulk. In a conversation with her best friend in the trailer, Jennifer Walters talks about how she despises heroes and claims she will never go down the superhero route. But considering her training arc with Smart Hulk, it is perhaps only a matter of time before she starts fighting crime outside the courtroom.
Bruce Banner/Smart Hulk
Smart Hulk’s appearance in She-Hulk evokes many questions surrounding the MCU’s current timeline. Moreover, it is hard not to wonder if Bruce Banner has already sustained the arm injury from the Iron Man Gauntlet. In the She-Hulk trailer, Mark Ruffalo’s Smart Hulk is more or less of a guiding force for his cousin and helps her gain more control over her newfound abilities. It also seems the literal green Smart Hulk may be a bit metaphorically green too, as his cousin appears to have a better grasp of her Hulk powers. He might have a more significant role in the overarching plot of the 9-episode series, but considering his disenchanting past in the MCU, it is hard to predict what is in store for him.
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Titania, a key villain in She-Hulk, makes a fleeting appearance in the trailer. According to the comics, she was once a small-framed girl named Mary MacPherran who was often bullied by her schoolmates. However, a chance encounter with Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom gave her the opportunity to become superpowered in exchange for agreeing to join his villain army. Using the alien technology from Battleworld, he transformed her into Titania. Her live-action version in She-Hulk is played by Jameela Jamil, of The Good Place fame, and Titania’s long history in Marvel comics suggests that there will be a lot more to her evil characterization than meets the eye.
Tim Roth is reprising his role as Abomination, who first appeared as the Hulk’s nemesis at the start of the MCU, in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. More than a decade later, the franchise surprisingly brought him back, showing Abomination fighting Wong for sport in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. What makes his appearance here so intriguing is that other than Jennifer Walters, he is the only one who has Bruce Banner’s blood coursing through his body. This doesn’t seem to matter much to Jen though, and in the She-Hulk trailer, she is visibly uncomfortable at having to represent Emil Blonsky (Roth’s Abomination’s real name). What also makes this moment noteworthy is that Jen points out Abomination tried to kill Bruce Banner/Hulk, which is one of the few times a character in the MCU has acknowledged the events of The Incredible Hulk are canon. In the trailer, Roth appears to be in custody or prison, which raises questions about why and how Abomination was Wong’s cage match partner in Shang-Chi.
After a whole lot of speculation, Benedict Wong’s return in She-Hulk, as Sorcerer Supreme Wong, has been confirmed. Although nothing about his role in the show has been revealed yet, it is possible that it will have something to do with Tim Roth’s Abomination. This could further explain how the two ended up sparring together in Shang-Chi and bring some closure to that unresolved plotline. Footage from She-Hulk shows Wong visiting Jen in a professional capacity at her office, which indicates he probably needs her help with a legal dispute – something he clearly has very little knowledge of, since when Jen told him she does things “by the book,” his assumption is she means the Book of Vishanti.
A superhero like Frog-Man is much needed in a universe well-versed with super soldiers and billionaire playboys turned heroes. Unlike most Marvel vigilantes, Frog-Man is just a regular human, bereft of the incredible abilities that make superheroes so great. This lack makes Frog-Man a ridiculously hilarious character whose sole purpose is to add some comic relief to She-Hulk’s storyline. The miserable wannabe of a hero may not play a significant role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’s overarching plot, but he does promise some laughs.
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As revealed by the final shots in the trailer, Jen will be rubbing shoulders with the MCU’s other famous attorney, as the Man Without Fear, Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil, will appear in She-Hulk. This might seem unsurprising considering that the two characters have crossed paths many times in the comics, but as fans of Daredevil know, it was never guaranteed. No MCU character’s fortunes have flipped faster than Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. After the Daredevil Netflix series was canceled following its third season, it threw the future of the show’s beloved take on Matt Murdock into uncertainty. Then came his cameo as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home and the release of the Netflix Daredevil seasons 1-3 on Disney+. and his ongoing presence became a viable option that Disney and Marvel are using to its fullest potential.
Charlie Cox now seems like he’s gunning to take Samuel L. Jackson’s crown for most Marvel cameos. As well as his own Daredevil season 4, Matt Murdock will be appearing as Daredevil in several upcoming MCU projects, including She-Hulk, Echo, Spider-Man: Freshman Year, and his own show, Daredevil: Born Again. Like most She-Hulk cameos, how Daredevil fits into the show isn’t known. In the footage, he is shown fully suited up, so it’s a guarantee that Matt Murdock’s appearance will involve more action than he saw in No Way Home. However, given their shared profession, there’s every chance Jen will encounter Murdock in the courtroom as well as during her bouts of crime-fighting. If She-Hulk: Attorney At Law contains an episode where Jen has to defend a client against a Murdock-led prosecution, it would most definitely be a series highlight.
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