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She-Hulk Latest Episode Hints Wolverine and the X-Men Already Exist in the MCU

She-Hulk has been making news recently for its radical shift from the generic Marvel trajectory by featuring a fourth-wall-breaking character who is exponentially more self-aware and can control her powers more easily than her predecessor, the Hulk. However, the pilot content was radical enough to spark massive outrage among the Marvel fandom for undermining the original hero. But now, the Disney+ series goes one step further to drop a subtle easter egg that has everyone abuzz with theories and anticipation.

She-Hulk upsets fans by undermining the Hulk
She-Hulk upsets fans by undermining the Hulk

Also read: Five Things You Need To Know Before Watching She-Hulk

She-Hulk Arrives in MCU With All Its Faults and Promises

Being a lawyer, Jennifer Walters has to deal with the constantly changing world and face the worst of it, i.e. participate in upholding the facade of the American judicial system while herself being a reluctant superhero responsible for enacting order when the reach of the law only goes so far. A concept that was already established via Marvel x Netflix’s DaredevilShe-Hulk follows a less savage path toward accepting and acknowledging the co-existence of heroes and vigilantes.

She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany as the lead character, Jennifer Walters
She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany as the lead character, Jennifer Walters

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With the series now already out, the character origin story (which was changed keeping in tandem with the cinematic world) is a matter of controversial theories — with some merely accepting the freak accident and blood contagion theory while others enraged over the blatantly lazy writing. Given Marvel’s recent failures at the theatres, it doesn’t take much for the fandom to show resistance toward accepting the lesser faults of the writers and producers.

She-Hulk is Building Onto MCU’s Mutant Storyline

The She-Hulk: Attorney At Law might be the closing statement of the Disney+ Phase Four projects but it is an event that will make its stay worthwhile. Although Marvel is suffering a severe crisis of locus among its fans, the ones molded by patience and the endgame are watching every piece of content with a hawk’s gaze. And among the latest easter egg being deciphered from the latest episode is that of the confirmation of the existence of X-Men within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Wolverine
She-Hulk teases the presence of Wolverine within the MCU in series episode 2

Also read: Ms. Marvel Officially Confirms That Mutants Are in the MCU

However, this is not the first time Phase four has tried to soft launch the mutants into the mainstream Marvel storyline. Ms. Marvel made the headlines for changing the character’s origin story from Inhuman to the mutant in its final episode. She-Hulk attempted a more subtle attempt than an outright announcement by displaying the printed words, “Man fights with metal claws in bar brawl” which not only serve to establish Wolverine but the entirety of X-Men’s presence within the MCU.

Watch the latest episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law now streaming on Disney+.

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.