We may only be 11 days away from She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, but Marvel has already kicked the tires on the Daredevil series in the pipeline. The latest trailer gives away way too much, while also showcasing most of what we already know about the show. Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) will defend the super-creature Abomination (Tim Roth) in court. During the series, she’s set to train with her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). At some point, both Sorceror Supreme Wong (Bendedict Wong) and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) will meet up with Walters.
The introduction of Murdock into the MCU had already been established in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but with it still coming from Sony, there were still some doubts. His inclusion in the footage here has been far more exciting, even showcasing him dawning his red and yellow costume from the 1960s. He picked it back up occasionally, but especially after the Netflix run with Daredevil, the pure red suit has become his trademark.
However exciting (or not excited) you are about the suit choices ignores a bigger issue. We are on the precipice of She-Hulk entering the MCU, and Marvel has actively snuck these easter eggs into trailers to gin up excitement. Except most of the excitement has been directed toward Daredevil: Born Again, not She-Hulk. Marvel’s extensive problems with women superheroes have not been solved by three Marvels and a couple super spies. Instead, they continue to show a fragile side of the superhero content factory. Having fans buzz about another superhero instead of the focus of the series does not bode well for Marvel either.
Color me very excited for She-Hulk, as Jennifer Walters has had the opportunity to bridge the gaps in the MCU for years. The far-overqualified Maslany finally gets her big-budget starring role, and she’s sure to shine as a result. However, one would hope that Marvel can get the spotlight back on her coming out party, instead of the side character with less than an hour of screentime.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will debut on Disney+ on August 17th.