“She-Hulk” Episode 5 is a very funny episode of the MCU series, but there isn’t really much Marvel superhero stuff in it – and if there is, then you almost have to look for the allusions with a magnifying glass. This is the case, for example, in the final scene of the series, which features the mask of Daredevil, who will soon be making his MCU comeback in She-Hulk, played by Charlie Cox. And so it is with two villains who seem to be hidden in the series.
YouTube moderator and Marvel expert Sebastian also addresses the first possible villains in his video above: As he explains, suggests many that Todd (Jon Bass) is one of the show’s major villains — yes, really!
Todd is actually just one of the men that Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) goes on a date with as She-Hulk. There, he turns out to be a huge fan who asks many very specific questions about their abilities and weaknesses. From there, it’s a short step to the Wrecking Crew, who attacked Jennifer apparently because she was after her blood.
So is the Wrecking Crew working for Todd? That seems much more likely after episode 5, because Todd surprisingly shows up again and turns out to be a (supposedly?) rich client of the law firm Jennifer works for. So he might have the money to hire the wrecking crew to then win a serum from She-Hulk’s blood, with which he himself becomes a kind of Hulk.
Nevertheless, that would only be an amusing fan theory if there weren’t another detail: Screenshots are circulating from one that was sent to journalists and critics in advance Version of “She-Hulk” episode 5 (a so-called screener) in which Jon Bass is credited as Todd/Hulk-Todd (!).
In fact, taking these various clues together, there’s a lot to suggest that we could see Jon Bass as Hulk-Todd in one of the upcoming episodes. A small question mark should still be placed behind the whole thing.
Bad guy number 2 is almost even better hidden, because he actually only runs through the picture quickly once in episode 5:
The blond man, apparently also a customer of superhero tailor Luke Jacobson (Griffin Matthews), can only be actor Brandon Stanleywho is also credited for the role of Eugene Patilio.
In the Marvel Comics, Eugene Patilio is none other than the dreaded Frog-Man, a rather unsuccessful self-proclaimed superhero. However, in She-Hulk, Eugene is supposed to become Leap-Frog, which was actually his father’s alias, Vincent Patilio – and he was a rather unsuccessful villain. Whether Eugene is on the side of good or evil in “She-Hulk” remains to be seen.
Leap-Frog or Frog-Man has also appeared in various trailers for She-Hulk, so his appearance is likely to appear in one of the remaining four episodes. And now in Episode 5 we saw him picking up his costume…
She-Hulk Episode 6 will be released on September 22, 2022 on Disney+.