Half-hour comedy show or not, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is replete with references and cameos from the larger MCU. And episode three had more than the last two put together. We’ve got one Abomination incarceration, one Sorcerer Supreme, an elf from New Asgard, and one very angry Wrecking Crew. In today’s Nerdist News, we lay it all out for you.
This episode was largely about Jennifer Walters’ court case representing Emil Blonsky, a.k.a, the Abomination. Since his little New York rampage years ago, he’s been in a max security penitentiary. In episode two, She-Hulk took on his case, but there was an added wrinkle. Footage leaked of his underground cage fight with Wong that we saw in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which officially made him an escaped fugitive.
From there, we get our Wong appearance, played of course by Benedict Wong. He explained that his fight with Blonsky was part of his training as Sorcerer Supreme, and that it was he who broke him out. He even made an offhand reference to the memory-erasing spell from Spider-Man: No Way Home. Meanwhile, Jen’s law firm is representing an old colleague of hers, a total jerk named Dennis Bukowski. He claims a Light Elf from New Asgard defrauded him, using magic to pretend to be Megan Thee Stallion. And yes, Light Elves were another Easter egg straight from the comics, as they first appeared in the pages of Alpha Flight.
Before the episode was over, the show introduced us to MCU versions of the Wrecking Crew, a group of baddies who use weapons like enchanted crowbars, etc. They’ve had their butts handed to them by every hero in the 616. They were attempting to get a sample of Jen’s gamma-irradiated blood for a mysterious leader. And our money is on it being the Leader, who 2008’s The Incredible Hulk teased. Will She-Hulk finally pay off that hint from the Edward Norton movie? That Kevin Feige sure loves to play the long game.