The Marvel Cinematic Universe has time and again surprised its fans with unexpected cameos and wild theories. However, with the Universe expanding every minute and new characters coming into the fold, the future is becoming increasingly unpredictable. The newest addition to the family so far has been She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. The LA-based attorney is Bruce Banner’s cousin who transforms after a gamma-infused blood transfusion. However, across the country on the opposite coast is another superhero who is an attorney by day and a crime-fighting vigilante by night. The infamous blind lawyer Matt Murdock may finally be making a comeback to the MCU via She-Hulk after all. And might one add, a much deserving comeback at that!
Matt Murdock vs Jen Walters
Blinded as a child, Matthew Murdock develops extraordinarily enhanced senses and is trained to fight like a ninja. However, getting his hands bloody is not the only thing he is good at. Murdock is also an extremely talented lawyer with a heart of gold.
Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk is tasked with the responsibility of heading the superhero crime-fighting division at her Los Angeles firm. It is made clear that she too is an excellent attorney. However, the new Disney+ series sets off a more lighthearted comic tone rather than the dark gritty subtext of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil.
So how do the two storylines converge?
Subtle Mention of She-Hulk in Spider-Man: No Way Home
Let’s retrace our steps a bit, shall we? We know Peter Parker’s identity is revealed at the end of FFH by Mysterio. NWH starts with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man’s life in utter chaos and disarray. He is arrested by the police under charges of acting as a vigilante. And who comes to bail him out? That’s right — Matt Murdock, the New York City attorney.
Now, this is where it gets interesting. Murdock suggests Happy might be in need of a lawyer too. And he knows just the right person for the job. Is he talking about Jen Walters? If so, how does he already know her?
The events of She-Hulk presumably take place before the Endgame arc. This would set up the perfect precedent for the two lawyers to meet (probably in court). They would discover each other’s identities later, and/or team up.
So, with all of the facts in mind, it all boils down to a chicken and egg paradox. Is She-Hulk setting up the storyline for Murdock’s official entry to the MCU or did Murdock get She-Hulk a foot in the door via NWH?
It remains yet to be determined. But whatever the case may be, the only question now is whether Marvel will be able to do Cox’s role justice the same way Netflix’s Daredevil so respectfully did.