Every Returning and New MCU Character Confirmed in She-Hulk (So Far) – NBCNEWS

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Marvel’s trailer She-Hulk: Lawyer Not only does it provide a glimpse into the origins and story of She-Hulk’s MCU, but it also reveals some of the key returning and new MCU characters to appear in the Disney+ series. In addition to an impressive array of characters and potential storylines, the She-Hulk: Lawyer trailer is packed with Easter eggs and references to the grand scheme of things in the MCU. While for now only speculation can be made around most of these fan-focused bits, the characters confirmed in the trailer give a clear picture of all of the unresolved MCU plotlines She-Hulk: Lawyer wants to solve and the new storylines it wants to create.

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For the most part, the trailer suggests that: She-Hulk: Lawyer will be a far cry from the relatively bleak tone of Phase 4 of the MCU and will rely heavily on humor rather than seriously serious melodrama. The 30-minute episodes’ runtime, closer to a primetime sitcom, further supports this. It gives a quick look at Jennifer Walters’ day-to-day struggles as a corporate lawyer and her struggles as the green-hued 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 ferocious humor, She-Hulk is unlike Hulk, managing to easily carry her gigantic, green self in public.

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Bruce Banner/Smart Hulk also appears briefly in the She-Hulk trailer, confirming that like the rest of his previous appearances in the MCU, he will once 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 of Jameela Jamil as Titania, plus Frog-Man, and even Abomination. The latest inclusion of a trailer has really excited Marvel fans, as Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox, is added She-Hulk on 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.

Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk


Jennifer turns into She-Hulk in the She-Hulk trailer.

Jennifer Walters, played by Tatiana Maslany, is a lawyer who, as the… She-Hulk trailer suggests is “the face of the superhuman law divisionMuch to her dismay, she leads a complicated life in which she must combine her corporate job with her newfound tricks as the green giant superhero She-Hulk. In the trailer, Bruce Banner refers to her as his cousin, confirming that She-Hulk will stick to the title character’s comic book origins. Her tremendous strength and frame in the comics comes from an emergency blood transfusion from Bruce, which sends 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 hulking furious monster like the Hulk. Speaking to her best friend in the trailer, Jennifer Walters talks about how she despises heroes and claims she will never go the superhero route. But given her training arc with Smart Hulk, it may only be a matter of time before she starts fighting crime outside of the courtroom.

Bruce Banner/Smart Hulk


Smart Hulk/Bruce Banner in She-Hulk

Appearance Smart Hulk in She-Hulk raises many questions about the current timeline of the MCU. Plus, it’s hard not to wonder if Bruce Banner has already suffered the Iron Man Gauntlet’s arm injury. In the She-Hulk trailer, Mark Ruffalo’s Smart Hulk is more or less a guiding force for his cousin and helps her gain more control over her newfound abilities. It also appears that the literal green Smart Hulk is also a bit metaphorically green, as his cousin seems to understand her Hulk powers better. He may have a more significant role in the overarching plot of the 9-part series, but given his disillusioned MCU past, it’s hard to predict what’s in store for him.

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Titania


she-hulk show Jameela Jamil tells how she played Titania

Titania, a major villain in She-Hulk, makes a fleeting appearance in the trailer. According to the comics, she was once a little girl named Mary MacPherran, who was often bullied by her classmates. However, a chance encounter with Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom gave her the chance to become superpowers in exchange for permission to join his rogue army. Using Battleworld’s alien technology, he transformed her into Titania. Her live-action version in She-Hulk is played by Jameela Jamil, or the right place fame, and Titania’s long history in Marvel comics suggests there will be a lot more to her poor characterization than meets the eye.

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Tim Roth reprises his role as Abomination, who first appeared as the Hulk’s nemesis at the start of the MCU, in 2008. The Incredible Hulk. More than a decade later, the franchise surprisingly brought him back, showing Abomination fighting Wong for sports in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. What makes his appearance here so intriguing is that, other than Jennifer Walters, he’s the only one who gets Bruce Banner’s blood flowing through his body. This doesn’t seem to matter much to Jen, though, and in the She-Hulk trailer, she feels visibly uneasy about having to represent Emil Blonsky (the real name of Roth’s Abomination). What also makes this moment notable is that Jen points out that Abomination tried to kill Bruce Banner/Hulk, which is one of the few times a character in the MCU has seen the events of The Incredible Hulk are canonical. In the trailer, Roth appears to be in custody or jail, raising questions about why and how Abomination Wong’s cage-match partner was in Shang-Chi.

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Wong in Doctor Strange 2

After much speculation, Benedict Wong returns to She-Hulk, as Sorcerer Supreme Wong, has been confirmed. While nothing has been revealed about his role on the show yet, it’s possible it has something to do with Tim Roth’s Abomination. This could further explain how the two ended up sparring together in Shang-Chi and bring an end to that unresolved storyline. Footage from She-Hulk shows Wong visiting Jen in a professional capacity at her office, suggesting that he probably needs her help with a legal dispute — something he clearly has very little knowledge of, since Jen told him she does things”according to the book,his assumption is that she means the Book of Vishanti.

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Frogman in She Hulk

A superhero like Frog-Man is desperately needed in a universe well versed with super soldiers and billionaire playboys turned heroes. Unlike most Marvel vigilantes, Frog-Man is just an ordinary human, devoid of the incredible skills that make superheroes so awesome. This flaw makes Frog-Man a ridiculously hilarious character whose sole purpose is to add some comedic relief to She-Hulkthe storyline. A hero’s miserable wannabe may not play a significant role in She-Hulk: Lawyer‘s overarching plot, but it does promise some laughs.

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As evidenced by the final shots in the trailer, Jen will be rubbing shoulders with the MCU’s other famous lawyer as the Man Without Fear, Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, will appear in She-Hulk. This may not seem surprising given that the two characters have often crossed paths in the comics, but as fans of daredevil know, it was never guaranteed. No MCU character’s fortune has turned around faster than Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. After the daredevil Netflix series was canceled after the third season, it put the future of the beloved take on Matt Murdock in limbo. 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 its continued presence became a viable option that Disney and Marvel are taking full advantage of.

Charlie Cox now seems to be out to grab the crown from Samuel L. Jackson for most Marvel cameos. As well as his own daredevil season 4, Matt Murdock will appear as Daredevil in several upcoming MCU projects, including: She-Hulk, Echo, Spider-Man: Freshman Yearand his own show, Daredevil: Born Again. Like most She-Hulk cameos, how Daredevil fits into the show is unknown. In the footage, he’s shown fully clothed, so it’s a guarantee that Matt Murdock’s appearance will contain more action than he saw in No way home. However, given their shared profession, there’s a good chance that Jen will run into Murdock in court and during her crime-fighting. if She-Hulk: Lawyer featuring an episode where Jen has to defend a client from a Murdock-led prosecution would certainly be a highlight of the series.

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