Our Marvel expert Sebastian actually follows every MCU series with great interest. But “She-Hulk: The Lawyer” hasn’t picked him up yet. He already explained the reasons for this in his videos for episode 1 and episode 2. But with the third episode of the Disney + series, which was released last Thursday, there is another point of criticism. The plot around Wong (Benedict Wong) and Emily Blonsky aka Abomination (Tim Roth) doesn’t make any sense to Sebastian. He explains why in the video above, where he also hints at the return of a character we last saw in 2008. We have also summarized the most important points in text form for you.
Episode 3 of “She-Hulk” reunites with Sorcerer Supreme Wong, who due to his appearances in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Doctor Strange 2” has meanwhile become one of the most important supporting characters of the MCU. Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) contacts the magician as it was he who broke her client Emil Blonsky out of prison to fight with him in an underground fight club. Surely the Sorcerer Supreme has a valid reason for this action, one might think. But nothing there: He just wanted a worthy opponent to prove himself as Sorcerer Surpreme.
For Sebastian, this justification is not satisfactory. It has never been mentioned in the MCU that a Sorcerer Supreme even needs such a display of his powers.
It seems like “Shang-Chi” director Destin Daniel Cretton and his team just wanted their Fight Club to have a gripping fight, throwing together two random MCU characters with no grand plan – and “She -Hulk” had to make up for this omission.
But Sebastian thinks that MCU mastermind Kevin Feige and the team of authors around Jessica Gao have come up with a poorly thought-out explanation for this. Perhaps the coming episodes will unveil a deeper reason for this approach, however As of now, these and other connections with the rest of the MCU in “She-Hulk” still seem quite sloppily implemented, Sebastian thinks.
With Titania (Jameela Jamil), a character already appeared in “She-Hulk” who will play an even bigger role as an antagonist in the coming episodes. But in the background another villain seems to be pulling the strings. In episode 3, Jennifer was attacked by three men who wanted to take a blood sample from her. Someone seems interested in experimenting with the “She-Hulk” blood and possibly even creating more Hulks.
Most likely that would go to Dr. Samuel Sterns (Tim Blake Nelson) pass. Known as The Leader in the Marvel Comics, he is one of the Hulk’s worst adversaries. He also appeared in the 2008 MCU film The Incredible Hulk. dr It was Sterns who turned Emil Blonsky into Abomination. In the process, he also got some of Banner’s blood, which mutated his head. A cliffhanger that hasn’t been picked up since. In “She-Hulk” he could now celebrate his comeback after a 14-year (!) MCU abstinence.
But Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), known from “Daredevil” and “Hawkeye”, could also have his fingers in the pie. After all, we already know that Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox), the Daredevil himself, will appear in She-Hulk.
The Skrulls may also be behind it. Emil Blonsky’s seven alleged soul mates are more than suspicious. Maybe they are members of the shapeshifting alien species who want to get the blood of Abomination and therefore want to free him. These are all possibilities that Sebastian goes through in the video above.
Next Thursday: She-Hulk Episode 4 premieres September 8, 2022 on Disney+.