She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the series that seems to be the least likely to expand on the MCU because of how it was always going to be a legal comedy instead of the usual action-fantasy genre that the MCU movies follow. However, the second episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law did provide a neat Easter egg that should be able to delight some fans. Hint: we are talking about Wolverine himself. So, is Wolverine in the MCU after She-Hulk episode 2?
The Wolverine reference in She-Hulk did not explicitly say that it was Wolverine himself, but there are reasons to believe that the most popular X-Men mutant is now in the MCU, especially after the exposé in Ms. Marvel. This was probably just a hint, but it doesn’t seem like Wolverine will be appearing soon.
Wolverine has always been one of the most popular Marvel characters of all time, and it’s only going to be right that he will make it to the MCU in the future after Disney acquired Fox. Still, Marvel Studios has been quite silent in relation to how the X-Men will be introduced in the MCU, as that could be a secret. That said, let’s look at what we know about the Wolverine Easter egg in She-Hulk.
Was Wolverine In She-Hulk Episode 2?
As the MCU continues to expand, we are getting more shows that explore the introduction of new characters into the MCU itself. One such character that is now under the spotlight is She-Hulk, who is a beloved character that has always been one of the most popular names in the history of Marvel Comics. She stars in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Of course, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is also set to introduce and reintroduce characters into the MCU as well. We know for a fact that Bruce Banner’s enemy in the 2008 Hulk movie, Emil Blonsky, returns as the Abomination. In fact, we actually saw Blonsky in episode 2 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Meanwhile, we do believe that Charlie Cox will return as Daredevil in this series.
However, while She-Hulk: Attorney at Law doesn’t seem like the series that will expand on the MCU’s already impressively vast lore, there are some clues that point to the possibility of this series introducing characters that could become bigger parts of the MCU. We are talking about the X-Men. And there’s a reason why some people think that the X-Men are getting their introduction into the MCU soon, especially considering that there was a nice Easter egg that could be seen in episode 2.
You probably already know that we are talking about Wolverine here, especially if you watched the video above. But let’s break down how we got to this point and why people believe that Wolverine was hinted at in episode 2.
Early in episode 2 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Jennifer Walters was fired from her work over at District Attorney’s office because the DA saw her as a liability due to her She-Hulk form. She spent a good time job hunting, only to get turned down due to the very same reason that she is She-Hulk.
But while she was going over her computer looking for jobs, there was a reference that was made to Wolverine, who has always been the most popular mutant among the X-Men. The headline on the side says, “Man fights with metal claws in bar brawl.” And the first person every Marvel fan will ever think of when it comes to metal claws is Wolverine.
Before you say anything else regarding the man with the metal claws and how it might be pertaining to another D-list superhero or character (ehem, Leap-Frog), let’s look at the fact that you probably could never think of any other Marvel superhero with metal claws, loves to hang out in bars, and isn’t too shy about starting brawls because of his somewhat bad temper. The only person that would fit that description is Wolverine himself.
It is also worth mentioning that this isn’t the first time that Wolverine was teased in the MCU because, during the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Moon Knight, the location called Madripoor was referenced. This is a shady place that Wolverine, in the comics, was quite familiar with. The Princess Bar, which was seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, was also a place that Wolverine loved going to.
Whatever the case may be, it does seem like the MCU is now steadily hinting at the possibility of Wolverine and the other X-Men getting introduced sometime in the future. We don’t know if Wolverine will be making his appearance in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law because this series doesn’t seem like it’s the grandest stage to introduce such a popular Marvel character. But we all know that Wolverine (and the other X-Men) will make their way to the MCU sometime in the future.
How Will Wolverine Be Introduced In The MCU?
Ever since Disney acquired the majority shares of Fox, the rights of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four reverted back to Marvel Studios, as it is only a matter of time until we get to see them in the MCU. Of course, while they weren’t in the MCU but in another universe, we did see Professor X and Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as it was clear that Marvel Studios is looking to steadily introduce its newest acquisitions to the MCU.
So, how will Wolverine be introduced in the MCU? For one thing, we don’t see Wolverine getting introduced during the events of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law because, as mentioned, this series doesn’t seem like it’s the best avenue to introduce one of the most popular characters in Marvel Comics history. There’s also the fact that not marketing Wolverine during the trailers and in the promotional materials is a big mistake for Marvel Studios because they could have easily made more money by leveraging Wolverine’s popularity.
In that regard, we do believe that we are stuck with a few hints and teasers about Wolverine and the X-Men every now and then until we get a proper introduction to them and an explanation as to how they got to the MCU. We don’t have any idea how and when the X-Men will be introduced, except for the possibility that the concept of the Incursion will be used.
Of course, if that man brawling in the bar was indeed Wolverine, we have no idea why and how he is in the same universe as the rest of the people in the MCU and why he has only surfaced now. Until we get a proper explanation, we are only going to be able to see hints to Wolverine every now and then. But trust us when we say that the mutants are eventually going to make their way into the MCU, especially with the teaser in the final scenes of Ms. Marvel.