Two episodes in, Marvel’s newest Disney Plus collection, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, is already proving to be a confluence of all issues Marvel Cinematic Universe, albeit within the cheekiest manner. As a lawyer for superheroes, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) finds herself brushing towards the turbulent lives of each heroes and villains, even when she — and the viewers — are least anticipating it. Even doomscrolling out of boredom can reveal one thing new in regards to the ever-evolving MCU. Say, an eventual look of one of the well-known mutants ever created.
[Ed. note: The rest of this piece contains mild spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law episode 2.]
And that’s precisely how Jennifer and Marvel followers wound up with a touch of X-Men in She-Hulk episode 2. At the highest of the episode, we see the hopeful lawyer looking a bleak listicle about different profession paths. But on the aspect rail of the story, eagle-eyed viewers may spot a number of different newsy updates from the MCU. “Why there is a giant statue of a man sticking out of the ocean” is an apparent nod to the top of Eternals, when Sersi’s matter-changing talents turned Earth’s incubated Celestial into an enormous statue of a person protruding of the ocean. “Man fights with metal claws in bar brawl” may solely be one factor.
Those conversant in Logan’s incarnations within the comics, animated collection, and numerous Hugh Jackman-led X-Men movies know (1) Wolverine has adamantium claws, (2) the person loves a bar, and (3) he can by no means say no to a battle. In truth, the 2000 X-Men movie, which counts MCU mastermind Kevin Feige as an affiliate producer from again when he was Avi Arad’s mentee, introduces Wolverine in a rowdy cage match which ultimately escalates to a bar brawl.
But is that this a intelligent nod to a now pivotal movie within the timeline of comedian e-book films or an precise admission that there’s some mutant exercise afoot within the Marvel film universe? Considering She-Hulk creator Jessica Gao is yet one more Rick and Morty alum granted entry to the reference-friendly trove of lore that’s the MCU, there’s cause to assume it’s only a joke for the #followers. But this isn’t the primary time a Marvel collection has teased the inclusion of X-Men within the lineup; Ms. Marvel’s finale post-credits scene revealed that on high of magic tech, Kamala Khan has mutant DNA. And then they performed the X-Men: The Animated Series theme music.
What the hell! This is bullying.
There are at present no introduced plans for a stand-alone Wolverine or X-Men film or TV present within the already packed Marvel Cinematic Universe schedule that runs by way of 2025. But with D23 on the horizon in September, the place rumors counsel Marvel will unload one other set of bulletins, something appears attainable. Feige and his crew intend to stage a Secret Wars film in three years — and may you do Secret Wars with out ol’ Wolverine?
Either manner, there’s some excellent news for X-fans: X-Men ’97, a continuation of the ’90s animated collection spearheaded by Marvel Studios, is slated for a Disney Plus premiere in fall 2023.