As Marvel dives into the superhero-comedy and legal-comedy genre, the new She-Hulk: Attorney at Law poster has certain hidden easter eggs that hint at an Ultron comeback. The much-appreciated supervillain who, according to critics and fans of the Avengers: Age of Ultron, was done an injustice in the film may make his potential return in the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series. While the character of Jennifer Walters marks the franchise’s exploration of a superhero lawyer, the Ultron easter egg has made fans super hopeful about a possible redemption for the fan-favorite character.
Hidden Ultron Reference In The New Poster
The new posters for the much-discussed show were handed out to the people who visited ComicCon this week. The poster has hidden mentions of Ultron and The Son of Odin, Thor. In the poster, we see the lines “Superheroes need a super lawyer!” as it promotes Jennifer Walters’ extraordinary law firm. Just below is mentioned a piece of contact information that is being instructed to call up, which spells: “1-877-SHE-HULK.”
Upon calling this number in real life, fans found a cryptic, hidden reference to Ultron and the God of Thunder.
What Happened When The Number Was Called?
When fans called up the hotline, they received an audio message, which had hidden references and mentions of the characters we love and know. The message begins as Walters says, “Hi, you’ve reached the superhero law division at GLK&H.”
What followed after was a pleasant surprise, to say the least. The following is an excerpt of what Walters mentioned:
“Have you been fined 1000s of dollars worth of damage for the city you were trying to protect? Did you accidentally create a sentient robot who got the feels and tried to destroy the world? Maybe you’re an Asgardian god who leaves a giant burning imprint on private property every time you arrive on Earth.”
The full audio message was posted by a Twitter user:
— alex (@loventhunders) July 22, 2022
Could This Mean A Potential Redemption Arc For Ultron?
MCU’s treatment of Ultron was a let-down for many avid comic-book fans. They considered his cinematic portrayal as lukewarm, with certain actions making no sense. As a result, fans of the MCU consider him as one of the franchise’s weakest foes — not in strength, but in depiction.
Ultron’s initial attempts to appear foreboding and sinister were lukewarm at best. His motives were illogical, his mannerisms were uneven, and fans were quite disappointed. And the worst part was how the character did not return for the rest of the adventures following the Avengers. He didn’t even get referenced, let alone depicted in them. After Age of Ultron, fans expected a potential return alongside a redemption arc. However, even those possibilities seemed slim.
But now, with the mere mention of the supervillain seen again in the MCU, thanks to the She-Hulk poster, fans have a reignited hope of seeing the character again; and this time, with proper justice done to his portrayal.
Will we get to see his return to the franchise? The answer is not quite definitive, but the hints may be there.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will premiere on August 17, 2022, on Disney+.
Source: The Direct