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Did She-Hulk’s Trailer Secretly Include Charlie Cox's Daredevil?

She-Hulk, Matt Murdock, She-Hulk title logo

It's Jennifer Walters' time to shine with the forthcoming release of Marvel Studios' She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Actress Tatiana Maslany will take on the role of Bruce Banner's cousin who receives a gamma-infused blood transfusion which grants her Hulk-like powers. Judging by the new trailer, the Disney+ series will have a lighthearted, humorous tone. If rumors are to be trusted, it will also be host to cameos and special appearances from a wide variety of Marvel characters.

Emil Blonsky aka the Abomination and Bruce Banner himself are confirmed for the show, as is the MCU’s Sorcerer Supreme in Wong. The members of the Wrecking Crew are also hinted at in the trailer, and those characters might just be scratching the surface, since Jen is tasked with heading up her law firm's superhero crimes division.

She-Hulk Daredevil
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This leaves the door open for a wide variety of fun characters popping up. Matt Murdock, otherwise known as the blind hero Daredevil, is heavily rumored to appear in She-Hulk

Fans will recall that actor Charlie Cox made an appearance as Matt in 2021's Spider-Man: No Way Home, but he was in civilian mode and without his famous superhero garb. But in She-Hulk, word on the virtual street is that Murdock will be donning a variation on his original yellow-and-red suit from his early comic appearances. But could Matt be featured in a different costume as well?

Is Frog-Man Secretly Charlie Cox's Daredevil?

Frog-Man
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In the trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the obscure superhero known as Frog-Man (or possibly Frog-Man's father) is shown in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot. While it's likely that fans can take this appearance at face value, there is a comic precedent for Matt Murdock to actually be the one wearing the Frog-Man suit, as speculated by The Cosmic Circus

In Daredevil #11 from 1965, Murdock knocks out Frog-Man and disguises himself using his suit, as seen in the panels below.

Comic panels from Daredevil #11
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Matt eventually makes it back home to swap out the Frog-Man suit for his classic red Daredevil uniform:

Comic book panels from Daredevil #11
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Could Marvel be Playing the Ol' Switcharoo?

Again, while this is probably a genuine appearance from Frog-Man, it could also be Matt Murdock posing as the amphibious foe. To add to the speculation, in the third season of Charlie Cox's Daredevil series, the villainous Benjamin Poindexter is used by Wilson Fisk to ruin the Man Without Fear's reputation. He does this by having Dex wear a Daredevil suit identical to Matt's in which he commits various wrongs in Hell's Kitchen, NY.

So, even though the Netflix Marvel series are currently of questionable canonicity, perhaps Matt Murdock is taking a page out of his old villain's book where him wearing the Frog-Man suit is meant as a callback to that?

But then what would be the narrative function of having Charlie Cox's Dardevil wear another character's costume in the series? The above panels make it apparent that the Frog-Man suit has a special kind of technology that Matt might need to utilize, so that may translate directly to the show. Or maybe the hero is unable to access his Daredevil suit and must don the Frog-Man attire to keep his secret identity safe? This would be akin to what he did in The Defenders on Netflix when he tied Jessica Jones' scarf around his head as a disguise.

Of course, Jen Walters and Matt Murdock are both lawyers, so it makes sense why they would cross paths. However, it is a little puzzling given that She-Hulk very clearly takes place in Los Angeles and Daredevil is specifically known for keeping the streets of New York City free from crime, way on the other side of the country. It'll be interesting to see what brings the two heroes into each other's orbit.  

Marvel Studios' She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will arrive exclusively on Disney+ starting August 17.


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