The 18th of August premieres in Disney Plus the new Marvel series, with the character of Jennifer Walters, a lawyer turned superhero and Hulk’s cousin, who will explore the complicated double life she will have to face. But what other MCU heroes appear in She-Hulk? Will Spider-Man be the protagonist?
Beyond the adventures of Walters, the series will include a large number of characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both heroes and villains.
What other MCU heroes appear in She-Hulk?
Among those confirmed we have Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, clearly, who we already saw in the trailers, and, for the first time since 2018, Charlie Cox as a fully equipped Daredevil in a new costume.
Among the villains, the Abomination, in charge of Tim Roth, will be the star.
Will you be able to appear Spider-Man?
She-Hulk series creator and head writer Jessica Gao talked about the wide range of characters the writers hoped to bring into the world of the series, acknowledging that “there were a lot of characters that were from the comics that they couldn’t use.” due to a “problem of rights, or there were some times in which it was because Marvel decided it. But he said that the one MCU character that really discouraged a lot of the writers in our room that we couldn’t use was Spider-Man.”
Why can’t Spider-Man appear in the series?
While the film rights to the character are still held by Sony, which explains the difficulty of getting the character approved for a minor role in a Disney+ show, it’s interesting that Marvel doesn’t even seem to be considering exploring the possibility. Despite Spider-Man appearing often enough in the She-Hulk comics to warrant a cameo, the idea was not seriously considered, likely due to existing contractual clauses that still allow Disney+ to tell animated stories of Spidey. .
Things will be further complicated by the fact that Spider-Man has appeared in other Marvel Studios projects before, including the double whammy of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. Granted, this arrangement may have been part of an earlier deal, and it probably also increased the value of the Spider-Man brand more than a Disney+ show ever could.
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