We all know that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is lurking right around the corner and is soon going to become available on Disney+. But what we also know is the fact that we don’t know a lot of things about what we might expect in the series. Still, we heard that a character named Leap-Frog will be appearing and will be played by Brandon Stanley. So, who is Leap-Frog in She-Hulk?
In the comics, Leap-Frog is a villain that makes use of powered leaping coils that allow him to jump high distances. He eventually adopted the name Leap-Frog and started a life of villainy, only to end up failing. His son, Eugene Patilio, ended up using the suit and turned it into the Frog-Man suit.
There are a lot of confusing things about the rumor surrounding Brandon Stanley’s character, given the fact that the rumor also says that he will be playing Eugene instead of Vincent. Whatever the case may be, we do know that this obscure villain/hero will be making an appearance in the series and might play an important role. Now, let’s look at what we know about Leap-Frog.
Who Is Leap-Frog In The Comics?
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is nearing its release date, and we are excited about the introduction of the character into the MCU, given that She-Hulk has always been one of the most popular characters that eventually joined the Avengers and the Fantastic Four in the comics. Still, while we do know that She-Hulk’s origins and occupation will be explored in the upcoming Disney+ series, what we also know is that there will be new characters that will also find their way into the MCU.
Still, we don’t know for sure who will be appearing in the series other than the fact that both Bruce Banner’s Hulk and Emil Blonsky’s Abomination are going to be returning. This is where we look at the rumors about the possible appearance of some characters that we may end up seeing in the upcoming She-Hulk series. One such rumor that has gained a ton of traction following the trailer reveal and the revelation of the actor himself is the debut of Leap-Frog. But who is Leap-Frog?
In the comics, Leap-Frog is actually an ordinary inventor that failed a lot of times and has even described himself as a failure. Vincent Patilio couldn’t get an invention past the Patent Office but eventually developed a suit with powered leaping coils that made it possible for him to jump high distances while wearing the suit. From then on, he developed the Leap-Frog persona and began a life of small-time crime.
Vincent’s life as a criminal was due to the fact that he struggled to make ends meet. In fact, it was his wife that supported the entire family with whatever she was making from her job. However, she died due to an illness, as Eugene, the couple’s son, needed to work part-time jobs to help with the finances at home. As such, Vincent was forced to become a criminal in the hopes of making something out of the invention that he created.
Despite turning into a villain, Leap-Frog was not the most dangerous opponent that any hero could run into. He wasn’t someone who was totally evil and was willing enough to kill anyone. Instead, he was simply an angry man that didn’t like the circumstances of his life and resorted to petty crime so that he could make something out of himself.
Nevertheless, in the comics, he was defeated by Daredevil quite easily as Leap-Frog didn’t have any augmented abilities and was not even a capable fighter. During his incarceration, the suit went to Eugene Patilio, who used the Leap-Frog costume for heroic purposes instead of using it for crime.
Who Is Leap-Frog In She-Hulk?
At this point, we don’t know a lot about Leap-Frog in the upcoming She-Hulk series, given the fact that not a lot has been revealed about the character, except for the fact that he is played by Brandon Stanley. But what we do know is that the Leap-Frog in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is Eugene Patilio instead of Vincent Patilio.
This is quite surprising because of the fact that Eugene Patilio was never the original person who wore the Leap-Frog suit. Instead, it was his father, Vincent Patilio, who donned the Leap-Frog suit and became a villain.
Nevertheless, considering that the actor, Brandon Stanley, looks quite young, it does seem like She-Hulk will feature Eugene as Leap-Frog. And this is where it might get interesting when it comes to the characters involved in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, especially when it comes to a character that some fans might be familiar with already.
As mentioned, the one who apprehended Leap-Frog in the comics was Daredevil, who we all know is a lawyer named Matt Murdock, who works in New York. We already know that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will be more of a legal comedy instead of the usual MCU product. And the fact that Daredevil is a lawyer and that he was the one who fought with Leap-Frog in the comics could make things interesting here.
It is possible that Daredevil will travel all the way from NYC to Los Angeles, where She-Hulk is based, to chase Leap-Frog. And him chasing an obscure frog villain from one coast to another might be an insane possibility, but it is still a possibility, nonetheless, especially when it comes to introducing Matt Murdock’s character and setting him up for his own Daredevil series, which will be available in 2024.
Are Leap-Frog And Frog-Man The Same?
As you might have already guessed, Leap-Frog and Frog-Man are not the same as far as the people under the mask are concerned, but the suit is basically the same. In the comics, Leap-Frog was Vincent Patilio, who got incarcerated after Daredevil caught him. The suit was discovered by his son, Eugene, who ended up wearing it.
But instead of becoming a villain, Eugene rechristened himself as Frog-Man and was now a hero, albeit an unsuccessful one. So, while he still used the same suit that his father used, Eugene Patilio became a hero that tried to use the Frog-Man costume for good.
This is where it might get confusing because of the fact that the character that will be appearing as Leap-Frog in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is Eugene instead of Vincent. We don’t know why Marvel chose to use Eugene and called him Leap-Frog instead of Frog Man, but it is possible that the storyline will follow him as the villain named Leap-Frog, who could end up becoming the hero named Frog-Man. Whatever the case may be, we could all probably agree that Leap-Frog and Frog-Man are two of the most obscure heroes to ever appear in a Marvel Studios project.